Premier League clubs are behind a proposal to extend the transfer window in England by a week to allow more time for transfers between top flight clubs and the EFL.

It comes after Thursday’s Premier League meeting which saw a number of proposals tabled, including adjusting the dates for the final three rounds of fixtures this season to allow as many fans into games as possible.

News of the transfer window adjustment comes from PA (via the Daily Mail), and it it understood to have been brought to the table by Chelsea and met with near universal support from those in attendance. It mirrors what happened in October, and would push the window back slightly so that it runs from 16 June to 7 September, as opposed to 9 June to 31 August.

The adapted window would largely fall in line with the rest of Europe, but would provide scope for the sort of deals that took Jack Butland to Crystal Palace on 16 October, ten days after the UEFA imposed window had closed. Plans will need to be voted through by clubs and given approval by the FA, so it may be a while before any official announcement is made, but there is not expected to be too much opposition.Continue reading

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