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Report: Open and close dates for Winter transfer window

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Here we go! The new year will begin with excitement for football fans as the dates for the winter transfer window are disclosed.

The 2020 summer transfer window witnessed some massive agreements before the deadline on October 5.

Subsequently, Chelsea signed Kai Havertz for 72 million from the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. Whereas, Manchester City purchased Ruben Dias from Porto for 62 million.

Evidently, these two were the two biggest signings of the entire transfer window.

Top-tier clubs are allowed to make transfers within the country until the end of this week. Consequently, the deadline for domestic business is on Friday, October 16.

Although, the Premier League clubs will not be able to move players between themselves. Though, the teams can trade with the English Football League and lower.

But here comes to twist. Clubs will not have to wait for a long time to add new legs to their squads. This is because the next transfer window opens up in January. Therefore, it will allow the unsatisfied teams to start negotiating for the desired players.

When does the Winter transfer season begin?

The wait will be over as the winter transfer window will open on Monday, January 4.

The reason being, January 1 falls under holidays for the new year. In addition, the year 2021 will start with a long weekend.

Furthermore, the transfer season will last for a month ending on Monday, February 1 at 11 pm. Adding excitement for the fans, the midweek will feature Premier League games.

On the other hand, the January transfer window in La Liga and Serie A will follow the same schedule as Premier League.

Though, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 will open up a little early on January 2 and close on February 1.