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Premier League clubs have voted for the transfer window to be moved back to 1 September to realign with Europe.
Over the past two seasons, the window in England was shut the day before the opening day of the top flight season, while other leading European leagues mostly extended to the end of August.
But after realising the move disadvantaged Premier League clubs, a decision has been made to adjust back to the previous standard, with the window set to shut at 5pm, rather than 11pm, on 1 September this year.
A Premier League statement said: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21.
“This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September. The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday).