FA in talks to move transfer window to August until October
Window in England currently scheduled to open on June 18
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 09/06/20 7:36am
The Football Association is discussing proposals to move the summer transfer window to August until October.
The window in England is currently scheduled to open on June 18 - but that is not expected to go ahead.
The 2019-20 Premier League season will resume that same week and will continue into July while the final nine rounds of fixtures are completed.
FIFA are set provide guidance on the parameters between which new windows can be set, and it is then down to individual associations to finalise specific dates.
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.
The French Football Federation (FFF) opened their domestic window on Monday, with their leagues having already been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are also said to be looking at an August-to-October window for international transfers.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC), meanwhile, has already confirmed their transfer window will take place from September 1 to October 5, with the Serie A season also set to resume later this month.
Manchester City are keen to sign Leicester's Ben Chilwell along with Chelsea.
The young England left-back has been identified as one of Chelsea's top targets this summer - but could face rival interest from City.
Chilwell has four years left on his contract and Leicester are under no pressure to sell the 23-year-old.
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