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Fifa confirms Premier League transfer window will open early on June 9 after clubs voted to finalise deals before start of 2018/19 season

The Deadline Day for transfers will now be on August 9, while English Football League clubs set to vote whether they'd be in favour of an early closure

FIFA have confirmed that the Premier League transfer window will open on June 9, as all deals must be finalised before the start of the season.

Out of the 20 top-flight teams, 14 clubs voted in favour of Deadline Day commencing early, and the English Football League could soon follow suit.

Deadline Day is one of thee most eagerly anticipated and exciting days of the football calendar for fans, and there could be TWO of them this August.


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While the Prem window closes on Thursday, August 9 at 5pm  – two days before the opening match – the official FIFA window still shuts on August 31.

This means that while English teams will not be allowed to buy after August 9, players could be sold to foreign clubs.

The transfer window has been brought forward to stop side’s from panic buying and reduce inflated prices quoted for players.

Naby Keita is in line to link up with Liverpool from RB Leipzig from July 1

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Naby Keita is in line to link up with Liverpool from RB Leipzig from July 1

Leicester star Riyad Mahrez could leave the Foxes earlier than planned

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Leicester star Riyad Mahrez could leave the Foxes earlier than planned

Liverpool have already agreed a transfer for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, but it is believed he will only be able to link up with the squad from July 1.


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While Riyad Mahrez will already be eyeing up a swift move away from the King Power Stadium, after seeing his move to Manchester City fall through, resulting in him missing training with Leicester for the second time this week.

And now EFL side’s are looking at the possibility of closing the window before August 4 – with all 72 clubs to vote this month.

Shaun Harvey, the EFL chief executive, said back in September: “The clubs have been clear in their mandate and we will now go away and look to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations.”


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