Premier League Clubs have today agreed to a rule amendment that will see the summer transfer window in any year end at 5pm on the Thursday before the start of the Season.
This is for Premier League clubs only and has no bearing on other leagues and competitions.
The first transfer window in which this applies will be the summer transfer window in 2018 - ahead of the 2018/19 season - and it will close at 5pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
This new rule applies only to the acquisition of players.
Clubs will still have the ability to sell players to other leagues in which the transfer window is open.
Clubs have discussed this topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings prior to today’s vote.