The Premier League summer transfer window in 2019 is again opening — and closing — earlier than other leagues in Europe.

The transfer window will open on Thursday, May 16.

However, international transfers will not be possible until the FIFA international window opens on June 9, although for contractual reasons many deals will not be technically completed until July 1 or later. 

The transfer window will then close at 5 p.m. BST on Thursday, Aug. 8 — with the new Premier League season scheduled to begin on the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 10. 

No club will be able to buy or loan a player after Aug. 8 — but they will be able to sign up players who are free agents.

The Championship has decided to match the Premier League’s date of Aug. 8. Unlike last season, however, Championship clubs will not be able to continue to loan players through to Aug. 31. Clubs in Leagues One and Two can continue to trade players up to Aug. 31.

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