When does the transfer window open? When does it close?

Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring against Napoli during the Champions League Round-of-16 match
Image: Will Alvaro Morata make a big-money move to Old Trafford?

The summer transfer window opens on Friday with clubs up and down the country officially able to do business.

Ahead of what's set to be a captivating 63 days of speculation, suspense and spending, here's all you need to know about the summer transfer window...

When does the transfer window open?

The 2017 summer transfer window opens on Friday, June 9 for English clubs.

When does the transfer window close?

The 2017 summer transfer window in England and Scotland will shut at 11pm on Thursday, August 31 - two-and-a-half-weeks into the Premier League season.

Do European leagues have different dates?

The transfer window in France also opens on June 9, while the Germany and Italy windows open on July 1.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica
Image: Could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be on the move this summer?

The windows in Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga all close on the same day as the Premier League window on Thursday, August 31.

What about China?

The Chinese transfer window opens on June 19 and clubs can do business up until September 14. Could Diego Costa, John Terry or Wayne Rooney make a Super League move? Watch this space.

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Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Middlesb
Image: Chelsea's Diego Costa has repeatedly been linked with a big-money Chinese Super League move

Will 2017/18 be a record-breaking season for transfer spending?

Premier League spending is on the up. Having smashed through the £1bn mark (£1,189,480,000) in the 2016 summer window, clubs splashed the cash again in January, surpassing the £172.65m spent 12 months prior by £42.35m

Paul Pogba in action during the FA Cup Quarter-Final at Stamford Bridge
Image: Man Utd spent a world-record £93.25m to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford

With no apparent limit to the purchasing power or lure of the Premier League, and with a number of clubs reportedly chasing some of the game's top talent, clubs may spend even more this time around.

How to follow transfer news on Sky Sports

Sky Sports News HQ will bring you updates throughout the summer on the latest news and deals on channel 406.

If you're on the move, you can keep up to date with our dedicated Transfer Centre across our digital platforms, featuring the latest news, views and analysis.

You can also stay up to speed through social media - our Twitter accounts @SkySportsNewsHQ and @SkyFootball will bring you the latest developments, while the Sky Sports Facebook page will host the best news, views and reaction.

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