The summer transfer window runs well into fall this year after the Premier League and EFL agreed that the moves can continue until October 16.

Players from across English football will be able to join new clubs starting July 27, the day after the restarted Premier League season ends. For international business, the window will be closed 10 weeks later, on October 5th, and another window for domestic business only will run for another 11 days.

The Uefa had recommended a deadline for October 5th so that the roster of the men who are at the top of the men’s game can be completed in time for the registration for the European competition. However, regardless of the leagues, an extension has been agreed, with the agreed priority of giving the Football League clubs hard hit by Covid-19 additional leeway to return to a financial situation.

The expanded domestic window would allow movement between EFL clubs and between the EFL and the Premier League. Premier League teams cannot trade with one another during this time.

Any player who changes during the window will not be registered for their new club until the start of the 2020-21 season. This rules out the possibility of someone signing for one of the teams scheduled to play in the championship play-offs, where the final is scheduled for August 4th.

The details of the window were agreed by the Premier League clubs and the EFL board. They have to be approved by Fifa.

Ifab has confirmed the controversial five-replacement rule is to be extended for the duration of the next season.

A measure to prevent players from succumbing to an injury after the Covid-19 lockdown has been criticized as being beneficial for clubs with larger squads.

The competitions were allowed to proceed with five changes after the body that decides the rules of the game had decided. Ifab said it has determined that the reasons for the change will likely be in a condensed 2020-21 season.

“The main reason for the temporary change from [the substitution law] was the impact of competitions held in a reduced time and in different weather conditions on the well-being of players, “Ifab said in a statement. “The latest review showed that the reasons for the temporary change still apply.”

Implementation is optional. The Premier League and EFL are due to consult their clubs and it is believed that there are dissenting votes in both competitions.