English Premier League clubs agree to close transfer window early

Premier League clubs have agreed to close the summer transfer window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. Picture: Getty

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This means clubs will not be allowed to register any new players after 5pm on the Thursday before the season-opener.

The vote at a meeting of top-flight clubs on Thursday, which was not unanimous, followed weeks of debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players by three weeks of transfer activity and speculation at the start of a new campaign.