When does the transfer window open and close? And how Man City & Man Utd can complete deals after deadline
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the summer transfer window opening on Friday 10 June.
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The summer transfer window is set to open on 10 June for clubs in the Premier League and Ligue 1 while those from other major leagues will have to wait until July to conduct business.
Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for a second consecutive season on 22 May and will be looking to make it a third title when the new campaign begins on 6 August.
Pep Guardiola’s side have already been busy in the transfer market with the signing of sought-after forward Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for £51.1m - the deal will go through on 1 July.
Cross-town rivals Manchester United however have a completely different experience to City with the Red Devils entering their first window under new boss Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman is expected to make his own stamp on his squad after five first-team players have been confirmed to be leaving Old Trafford at the end of their contracts.
With that being said, let’s take a look at when the summer window opens and closes, as well as when both Manchester clubs can sign players past the deadline.
What date does the Premier League transfer window open?
The Premier League transfer window will open on Friday 10 June with any completed deals made between this date and 30 June set to go through on 1 July.
What date does the Premier League transfer window close?
The transfer window will stay open for Premier League clubs until 11pm on 1 September.
Can players be signed after the deadline?
Premier League clubs can sign players on free transfers after 1 September as long as that individual isn’t attached to a club on that date.
How transfers can be conducted
Teams in the Premier League can sign players on permanent deals and on loan from any club as long as it’s between 10 June and 1 September.
However, when it comes to selling or loaning a player to a club abroad then some league’s windows stay open for a longer period of time.
France’s deadline is 11.59pm on 1 September meaning clubs in Ligue 1 and below can still acquire players from the Premier League and other leagues past the selling/loaning club’s deadline.
Six other countries also have a deadline passed the Premier League deadline with Mexico (5 September), Russia and Turkey (8 September), Greece (15 September), Portugal (22 September) and Australia (18 October) all able to sign players from other leagues until these dates.
Players linked to City
As expected, many names have been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, especially with the departure of long-serving midfielder Fernandinho leaving the club at the end of his contract.
Kalvin Phillips is one name being linked as a potential replacement for Fernandinho with the Daily Mail claiming the Sky Blues are expected to make an official approach for the Leeds United midfielder after he’s finished on international duty with England.
Players linked to United
The Ten Hag era is likely to see several new faces arrive at Old Trafford this summer after the club confirmed Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic will leave upon the expiry of their contracts on 30 June.
Many names, mainly former players of Ten Hag’s, have been rumoured to follow the Dutchman to the red side of Manchester, including Jurrien Timber and Frenkie de Jong.
According to Marca, the 52-year-old has already made a move for De Jong with the Spanish outlet claiming United have submitted a bid of €60m for the Dutch midfielder with €20m in add-ons.