This summer’s transfer window will open the day after the climax of the Premier League season and is set to include a domestic only window after Uefa's preferred deadline, it has been confirmed, subject to Fifa approval.
The rescheduled summer window will open on Monday, July 27 - with the final round of Premier League games taking place on the Sunday - and run for 10 weeks until October 5, the date Uefa recommended a "harmonised" close to the transfer window across Europe - the day before clubs must register squads for European competition.
A "domestic only" window will then run until 5pm on October 16, with Premier League clubs and Football League clubs still allowed to do business, though no deals can be struck between two top flight clubs during this time. The deadline for deals between Premier League clubs and international transfers will be 11pm on October 5.
A statement from the Premier League read: "Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added. During this window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs (either loans or permanent registrations). No transfers can take place between Premier League clubs in this period. The transfer window is subject to the approval of Fifa."
There is still great uncertainty among club executives and agents as to how busy the window will be and whether sums spent will match previous years following the coronavirus pandemic.