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Premier League Set To Change Transfer Deadline

Premier League Set To Change Transfer Deadline

The current transfer window closes on August 31, more than two weeks after the start of the domestic league season.

Talks between the clubs are reported to be at an advanced stage, with several Premier League managers having expressed discontent over the negative impact the window can have at the start of the season.

Reports in the United Kingdom on Tuesday suggested Premier League clubs are to propose changes to the current transfer market system to have the sales period end before the season kicks off.

But Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would still have to fight to keep Philippe Coutinho out of Barcelona's clutches until 11 p.m. on August 31 unless clubs in La Liga were to follow suit and impose their own preseason transfer deadline.

Of course there will be teething problems along the way, but it's easy to see why most PL clubs are behind trying something different when it comes to the transfer window.

"If Liverpool were faced with a similar situation to the one they now have with Philippe Coutinho after the domestic window had closed, they would not be able to reinvest the transfer funds and bring in reinforcements", it says.

Representatives from each club will meet on September 7 and it is believed that the vote to change the transfer deadline will pass.




The report added that the English clubs will meet next month to discuss a possible date change.

"I know the market has changed, it's become very hectic, but we won't take that as an excuse".

The proposals would not affect transfers from Premier League clubs to foreign sides or vice versa, thus Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho's desire for moves from respectively champions Chelsea to Atletico Madrid and Liverpool to Barcelona could still go ahead.

Fantasy Premier League bosses are already tinkering with their teams and transferring players in and out of their teams.

But unless the rest follow suit, the Premier League could be leaving itself exposed to losing its best players to wealthy foreign clubs free to spend until the final hours of their own deadline.

"It makes sense and could make clubs more focused to do their deals early, but there will still be a deadline which creates panic", he said.


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