Premier League transfer window will open a month earlier than usual

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The Premier League transfer window will open later this week after clubs voted to introduce changes last September. It wouldn't surprise us to see several of them depart and subsequently be replaced.

Due to a recent change in Federation Internationale de Football Association rules, there is set to be a change in the transfer window's opening and closing dates.

The Premier League had already introduced that they'd shut the window on August 9, previous to the beginning of subsequent season, in an effort to keep away from disruption as soon as the marketing campaign is underneath method.

In theory, Chelsea could sign Lionel Messi this Thursday and field him in the FA Cup final at the weekend.

Domestic transfers can be completed from midnight on May 17, but transfers from overseas can only be finalised once the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) opens at midnight on June 8.

In France, the transfer window opens on June 9, while in Italy and Germany business can be completed from July 1.

That's because other leagues have different windows and will still be open.

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Transfers in Spain can be completed from July 2.

The thinking behind it from the clubs is that players will not become unsettled with transfer speculation once the season has kicked off on August 11.

The EFL transfer window is already open.

The transfer window will close at 5pn on August 9.

It opened on Monday, May 7 for domestic transfers.

EFL clubs will still be able to sign players on loan until August 31.

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