Paul Pogba’s future is in doubt (Picture: PA)The Premier League made the bold step of moving the dates of the transfer window quite significantly this year, and it could have a big impact long past when the deadline passes in England.
The summer transfer has been slamming shut at the end of August in recent years, but the Premier League clubs voted to move it earlier, so it closed when the season started.
With the campaign beginning on the evening of Friday, 10 August 2018, the transfer window will close at 5pm on Thursday, 9 August.
But with foreign clubs not closing their transfer windows at this point, does that mean they can still buy players from English clubs after 9 August?
Thibaut Courtois looks set to leave Chelsea (Picture: AP Photo)Yes, it does.
Whilst Premier League and EFL clubs won’t be able to buy players past their 5pm deadline on Thursday, they will still be prone to having their players whisked away to foreign climes.
Clubs across Europe will be able to buy players until their deadlines past, which mostly fall on 31 August.
English clubs are going to be much less likely to sell their best players as they will not be able to bring in replacements, but the deals are very much able to be done.
Anthony Martial could still be out of the Old Trafford exit door (Picture: Getty Images)When does the transfer window close across Europe?
In Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands and Russia the transfer deadline is on 31 August.
In Portugal, the transfer window doesn’t close until 22 September, whilst Turkey closes on 8 September.
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