This year’s window is shutting earlier than the rest of Europe and before a ball is kicked in the Premier League
Clubs are frantically getting their final business of the summer wrapped up before the transfer period ends.
This year the window opened earlier than usual on May 17 and as such is shutting before a ball of the Premier League season is kicked.
When does the transfer window shut?
Deadline Day is on August 9, a day before Manchester United face Leicester in the Premier League opener.
The window will officially close at 5pm.
You can keep up to date with every move here on talkSPORT – and view our extensive list of ALL this summer’s dealings for clubs in the top-flight.
Can players still be sold?
This deadline exists just for clubs in the English pyramid.
As a result, those all over Europe can still buy players all the way up to to the end of August – so players can still be sold by English clubs, just not bought.
The move is designed to provide some stability in the early season, taking away the fear of losing star players after they hit the ground running after the summer break.
The FA state that sides can:
- Sign players on a standard loan up to the August 31, 2018.
- Sign players on a standard loan up to August 31, 2018 with an option to agree a permanent transfer when the next window opens.
- Register players who ceased to be registered with a club during the period up until August 31, 2018.
- Transfer players OUT to a club in any league whose window is still open.
French, Italian, Spanish and German leagues are among those able to do business until midnight on August 31.