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Report: FA considers new transfer window

Premier League transfer window

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Manchester City unveil new club record signing, Rodri during a press conference at Manchester City Football Academy on July 04, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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The Premier League’s transfer window is scheduled to open in 10 days, but that looks likely to be delayed for some time.

The Football Association is in discussions to move the window’s start to Aug. 1, creating a later deadline day with the PL season set to end later than ever before in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“The FA is also consulting with other associations across Europe and there is said to be some consensus over a deadline of Friday, October 2,” Sky Sports reports.

The report says that Ligue 1 is looking to run its window from August to October, while Serie A has already set its window for Aug. 1 to Oct. 5.

The Champions League is running in August, which will simultaneously give most clubs a break, a preseason, and a chance to make moves ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

It makes sense to move the window so players cannot be unsettled while there’s still so much at play for his current club. Ending the window before a season starts is always ideal, but this is an imperfect time to say the least.