16 August, 2017
According to the report, representatives of all 20 Premier League clubs will discuss this among other changes at the shareholders meeting next month, and there's reportedly a large majority within the clubs to pass a new transfer window closing date.
So, assuming the transfer window in England closed by the start of this season, Arsene Wenger and his North London Club would be able to relax a little and not be overly concerned that Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Manchester City but may still be anxious that PSG and Barca are hot on his trails. They certainly aren't the only sides with protracted deals this summer either.
He said: "It would have helped us this year (if the window had shut early). The majority of clubs are in favour, but maybe all have to be for it to go through".
The Aug. 31 deadline was imposed by UEFA to ensure that players could not be transferred between clubs during the Champions League and Europa League group stages.
"A better situation would be if the transfer window closed before the start of the season", Clement said.
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- Adjustment required to stop movement within league once season starts. "The other handicap is that a player could play against you three times for two different clubs".
Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations state the transfer window should close by 1 September, or as near as practical if it clashes with a weekend.
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours.. He still expects to bring in at least one new player before the window shuts on August 31 while there are a number of his squad who will be shipped out in the next fortnight.
There's frustration here and I'm sure Southampton are frustrated, too.
Liverpool finished in fourth place last season and manager Jurgen Klopp has brought in Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Domimic Solanke and Scottish defender Andy Robertson to improve his squad.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman publicly advocated for moving the transfer deadline over the weekend and there is believed to be broad support for the idea, although Watford are one club known to oppose it.