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FA set to delay transfer window until August

The Football Association is set to announce plans to delay the summer transfer window until August as discussions continue over the rescheduling of the footballing calendar.

English football’s transfer window was originally planned to open on June 18, but the suspension and rescheduling of the league campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic means that this is now likely to be delayed also.

According to Sky Sports, the FA are discussing proposals for the window now to run from August until October, opening following the conclusion of the current campaign and running into the opening weeks of the 2020/21 season.

FIFA are set to provide guidance on the dates in which transfer windows can be moved to, with individual associations then tasked with finalising their respective periods for transfers.

English football remains keen to align with other major league’s across Europe, the general consensus reportedly being a deadline of October 2, with the 2020/21 campaigns expected to start in September

Italy have already confirmed that their transfer window will open between September 1 and October 5, with Serie A set for it’s behind-closed-doors return later this month.

Meanwhile, clubs in France can currently conclude domestic deals following the opening of their window on Monday, though the French Football Federation are also said to be looking at an August-October window for international transfers.

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