Clubs eye transfer window extension if Chelsea propose pushing back existing one and add a week to deadline
- A domestic transfer week could potentially return to England this summer
- Premier League clubs are debating extending the period to September
- Chelsea suggested moving the existing window from June 9 to June 16
- The Blues have also asked to add a week to the August 31 deadline
- Should they agree to the extension, it would reflect what happened last October
A domestic transfer week could return this summer as clubs debate extending the period to September.
At the meeting of the Premier League clubs on Thursday, Chelsea suggested shifting the existing timeframe from June 9 to June 16, with a week added to the August 31 deadline to allow deals between the Premier League and EFL teams. to make.
The move would echo what happened last October.
Premier League clubs are debating extending the summer window to September
It needs club support and FA approval, although it was well received at the virtual conference.
Another topic of discussion was the rearrangement of the last three games of the season in preparation for the return of the fans.
They are currently played for 12 days, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and the following Sundays. The Premier League would like to shorten that schedule to nine days, so that fans can attend the final two rounds under current plans after the stadiums partially reopened on May 17.
Chelsea suggested shifting the existing window from June 9 to June 16 and asked to add a week to the August 31 deadline.
They also discussed rearranging the last three games of the season to prepare for the return of the fans
Sources say league officials want every team to play a home game to maintain the integrity of the league, although some say such integrity was nowhere to be seen earlier in the season when teams in Merseyside and London hosted matches, while others could not .
Newcastle are said to have strongly opposed the plan as they would like to have a week’s break before what could be a crucial last game of the season.
The Premier League also wants traveling fans to get 10 percent of the capacity limits.