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When does the 2023 summer transfer window open?

All the details about when clubs can do business this summer


The 2022-23 season is rapidly coming to an end, with just the Champions League final left to play before the curtain falls on what has been the longest campaign in recent memory.

With a World Cup in the middle of the season for the first time ever, there was seemingly a never-ending conveyer belt of football for nine months, but everyone will now take a well-earned break as attention now turns to strengthening squads and getting business done before the next season kicks off in August.

For clubs in England, the domestic transfer window opens on June 14th, meaning that clubs can do business between each other from that time onwards, which could see the likes of Declan Rice, Mason Mount or Levi Colwill move across Premier League sides from that date.

However, the international transfer window does not open until July 1st, so should Rice choose a move to the likes of Bayern Munich rather than a Premier League club, he would have to wait until that date for his move to be made official.

July 1st is also the date that pre-agreed deals, such as Chelsea’s move for Christopher Nkunku, will become official.

Clubs will have until September 1st to do business, with the transfer window shutting at 11 pm that day. Despite this knowledge, there will almost certainly be plenty of deals that are left right until the last hours of the transfer window to be completed, with the final day of the transfer window something of an event up and down the football league.

As for the winter transfer window, that will open on Monday January 1st, and will stay open until Thursday February 1st.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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