Premier League clubs to discuss earlier transfer deadline

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last
The top flight's 20 teams are to consider a proposal to end the movement of incoming players before the start of the Premier League season in a bid to end the perceived disruption of the end-of-August transfer deadline.

Representatives of each club will discuss the measure at next month's shareholders meeting, with the possibility that the transfer window could close prior to the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman publicly advocated for moving the transfer deadline over the weekend and there is believed to be broad support for the idea, although Watford are one club known to oppose it.

Changes to Premier League rules of this magnitude require a 14-vote majority.  

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