There have been some big moves so far this summer (Picture: Metro/Getty Images)The Premier League is back this week and after a change to the schedule this season, that means the transfer window will be slamming shut.
Not wanting to be distracted by trying to complete transfers when the season starts, Premier League clubs voted to close the transfer window much earlier than in previous years.
EFL clubs followed suit, meaning that no English clubs will be able to bring in players after this week.
But when exactly is the transfer window closing?
Lucas Torreira is a new arrival at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The transfer window closes at 5pm BST on Thursday, 9 August 2018.
This is over 24 hours before the Premier League season starts on Friday, 10 August when Manchester United host Leicester City at Old Trafford, kicking-off at 8pm.
The Championship, League One and League Two have all begun already, but their windows will also close at 5pm on Thursday.
Richarlison has swapped Watford for Everton (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League clubs voted to move the end of the transfer window to the start of the season with 14 clubs in favour, five against and one abstention.
The five votes against came from Manchester City, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea.
When the EFL clubs came to vote on doing the same thing, 40 voted in favour and 29 against.
Fred has been Manchester United’s biggest signing of the summer so far (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.
Premier League | Opening Day Fixtures
Friday 10 August
Man Utd vs. Leicester
Saturday 11 August
Newcastle vs. Spurs
Bournemouth vs. Cardiff
Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
Huddersfield vs. Chelsea
Watford vs. Brighton
Wolves vs. Everton
Sunday 12 August
Liverpool vs. West Ham
Southampton vs. Burnley
Arsenal vs. Man City
Fixtures to be played on on the weekend of August 11
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