EFL confirms transfer window dates

Ross Houston
July 15, 2020

Subject to the approval of Federation Internationale de Football Association, the window will open the day after the 2019-20 season finishes and end on 5 October, the date Uefa had recommended for the closure of registration periods across Europe.

Chelsea have also emerged as strong contenders for his signature with the west London side prepared to invest heavily this summer to return to the elite, though the club's uncertain place in next season's Champions League had threatened a potential deal.

This allows EFL clubs a fortnight to carry out sales, purchases and, in particular, loans with Premier League clubs.

Any player signed by a club in the Championship play-offs will not be able to take part in the remaining games and is only available from the start of the 2020/21 season.

Clubs in England now know the dates they can transfer players and Wednesday's announcement seems a common-sense approach to help clubs in different leagues.

The EFL has confirmed its summer transfer window will open on the same day as the Premier League's but clubs will have an extra two weeks for domestic-only business.

The fact the transfer window will open on July 27 is no major surprise, as it is at the end of the domestic league, but the difficulties arose over when to close it.

The Canaries sporting director Stuart Webber admitted that work behind the scenes had already begun as City look to rebuild their squad following a brutal Premier League season which has ended in relegation.

The window to be open for ten weeks in total.

The 2020 Premier League summer transfer window will then end on 5 October 2020.

The the dates are "subject to formal ratification" by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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