Premier League switch window will open a month sooner than normal

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Clubs involved in play-offs can sign players now - but cannot play them until their season is over.

We at last now have the very final confirmation of when the Premier League Summer Transfer Window opens.

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Premier League clubs could be set to start their spending much sooner than expected.

The upcoming Premier League season will start on August 11, 2018 and finish on May 19, 2019, giving footballers - and fans - barely a month's rest between the end of the World Cup and the start of a new campaign of the English top-flight.

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Press Affiliation Sport understands officers have opted to tug the opening again to subsequent Thursday in an effort to adjust to a Federation Internationale de Football Association rule which requires no less than one window to open for 12 weeks. It was decided last August that the transfer window will now close on August 9 instead of the regular August 31 , allowing clubs to would avoid further interruptions with transfers after getting their season underway.

Here's all you need to know about the summer window, including when it opens and shuts, what it means for Premier League and EFL clubs, and what happens around Europe...

Clubs voted in to bring the transfer deadline forward to August 9 this year - two days before the season starts.

Several managers have complained in the past about the disruption caused in the opening few weeks of the season by transfer business as players would often become unsettled by focusing on potential moves over winning games.

With only 25 days between the end of the World Cup and closure of the English transfer window, there will be plenty of rushed decisions and mistakes made this summer.

All 380 fixtures will be announced on this day through the official Premier League website, though all will be subject to change due to TV rights, European matches and domestic cup competitions.

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