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Premier League propose closing summer transfer window before start of season

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August 15, 2017
 
Premier League clubs have announced this week that they will vote at their next chairmen’s meeting to discuss the possibility of closing the transfer window before the start of the season.
 
As it currently stands, most European football leagues (including the Premier League) have their transfer window close on August 31st.
 
According to numerous media outlets, talks are at an advanced stage and the vote could be approved for next year if 14 clubs vote in favour of the amendment. The main reason for this discussion is to avoid constant transfer activity once the season has begun. 
 
The changes being proposed would not prevent other international clubs from signing Premier League players, potentially putting English clubs in a vulnerable position with their European competitors.
 
Numerous Premier League managers such as Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and most recently Jurgen Kopp have lobbied for such a change stating that it would create more stability in their squads once the season begins.
 
 


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