A Football League spokesman told the BBC: "The EFL board and its clubs have previously expressed the opinion that closing the window in advance of the season commencing would be an improvement on the current position". It's very hard to get deals done and get deals done quickly because players that are sought after invariably have more than one suitor, if they do have more than one suitor then the selling club, understandably, wants to create a market and the best possible market to get the best possible price. Both Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman have strong squads to pick from and if the Merseysiders' intentions to push the top six this season are serious then this would be a great time to demonstrate it. Panic-buying would be eliminated, Daniel Levy could spread his work over weeks rather than cramming it into one day and it is worth remembering that transfer windows take away the option for poorer clubs to raise quick cash by selling a player.
A odd summer at Stamford Bridge has seen the club let Nemanja Matic join their rivals Manchester United while the club have failed to bring in the players that Antonio Conte needs to repeat the success of last season. Ending the transfer window before the season starts may be a great idea and I even feel that despite the reasons not to, it's something that would benefit the Premier League.
- Adjustment required to stop movement within league once season starts.
Would you like to see the Summer Transfer window closed before the start of the season? Jose Mourinho's side often dominated their opponents last season without being able to make it count, but it was a completely different story at a sun-kissed Old Trafford as a team spearheaded by new striker Romelu Lukaku put West Ham to the sword. All clubs in the league are discussing this plan and will decide on it in their meeting on September 7. That's one issue. That's common not just at Brighton, but any club lucky enough to play in the Premier League.
It remains unclear however if the changes would affect Football League clubs.
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" Well if you were a manager and you would be on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned". Would Wenger, Guardiola and Klopp really welcome the distraction of being asked in every press conference about transfers, rather than just in August and January?