The Premier League have confirmed that the summer transfer window will open for 10 weeks from July 27 and ending on October 5.
Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the transfer window in England was originally scheduled to open on June 8.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters then moved to confirm that the transfer window will not open until the season ends on July 26.
“Premier League Shareholders have agreed on the dates for the summer 2020 transfer window,” a statement from the Premier League read. “The window will open for 10 weeks at the end of the current Premier League season, starting on 27 July and ending on 5 October. Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added from 5 October, closing 17:00 BST on 16 October. 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.”
UEFA last month recommended that its member associations agree to close their summer transfer windows in unison on October 5.
The new guidelines issued by the governing body claimed they were hoping for a ‘harmonised’ end to the transfer window across Europe.
“The deadline for player registration for the group stage of the 2020/21 UEFA club competitions has been set to 6 October 2020,” a statement from UEFA read. As a result, the UEFA Executive Committee called on all member associations to adopt a harmonised end date to the upcoming summer transfer window, with this date set as 5 October 2020.”