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Premier League clubs have agreed to extend the closing date of the summer transfer window to fit in with the rest of Europe.
For the past two seasons, the campaign closed just before the start of the new Premier League season which usually starts early August.
However, at Thursday’s shareholders’ meeting, the clubs voted to revert to the traditional date at the end of August/early September for the closing date of the transfer window.
The Premier League confirmed in a statement that reads: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21.
“This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September.
“The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday).
“Clubs agreed after discussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings.”
Chelsea who like to leave it late in the transfer market can now have more time to sign new players for Frank Lampard this summer.