The Premier League’s transfer window is set to change and fall in line with Europe after several issues
Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have conceded that the Premier League’s early closure to the transfer window had not worked.
Clubs in England’s top two divisions had until August 8 to complete the summer dealings.
This though did not align itself with the rest of Europe who had until Monday to add to their squads.
The Premier League now looks set to return to its former date which saw deadline day arrive a couple of weeks into the season.
Chelsea though are the only club in the top six who oppose the move insisting managers and owners should have the temerity to rebuff offers, reports Mirror.
Early closure of the transfer window was done to give clubs clarity ahead of the new season, but Europe’s decision not to change meant speculation continued to swirl.
Mauricio Pochettino had to constantly field questions about the future of Christian Eriksen.
The Dane is yet to sign a new contract and was linked with a move way right up until Europe’s deadline on September 2.
Liverpool meanwhile have been unable to sign a replacement for Alisson who was injured in their season opener against Norwich more than three weeks ago.
Jurgen Klopp was frustrated two years ago when a wantaway Philippe Coutinho remained in his squad amid interest from Barcelona.
That same summer the German made a late move to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
The £35m transfer greatly angered Arsene Wenger who questioned the window’s closing date.
But all three clubs, as well as both Manchester sides, are now in agreement that the transfer window should be extended, with Chelsea the only rogue outfit.
The change can next be discussed at the first shareholders meeting of the 20 members on September 12.
A majority vote is required for the transfer window to align itself with its European counterparts.