Chelsea could be allowed to sign players until January

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The Premier League has been suspended since early March, and the Premier League has been suspended football games until April 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus is still at its peak and it’s yet to be seen when the league will be reopened and this might even go on to affect the summer transfer window.

As football action remains suspended in the Premier League and the EFL, talks are ongoing to see the possibility of extending the summer transfer window to January next year.

The current system in Europe normally sees the summer transfer window open in July, but with football suspended in most countries, and clubs determined to finish up the season before the end of the year, things may be extended beyond ‘the normal’.

According to the Daily Mail, FIFA have been contacted over the matter by Premier League clubs, and a working group has been set in place to look into it, while staying in touch with the Premier League and EFL.

According to a FIFA spokesperson who had a chat with Mirror Sport:

“On 18 March the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to establish a FIFA-Confederations Working Group in response to COVID-19.

“This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.

“This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players.”

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