Chelsea boss Conte supports closing transfer window early

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has spoken out on recent big-money transfers

However, the clubs will be able to transfer players to other leagues' clubs until August 31 as usual.

The Premier League's vote to close the summer transfer window before the first game of next season has been met with a positive reaction in Europe.

Clubs from other parts of Europe will continue to abide by the previous system and follow the Federation Internationale de Football Association calendar, which is closure of transfer window on the last day of August. Transfer Deadline Day will no longer by on August 31st but rather in early or mid-August, depending on the start of the season - August 9th in 2018, for example.

However, not every club was in support of the decision. These changes do not affect the winter transfer window or the lower English soccer divisions. "The Premier League's decision to end the transfer window early is wise".

For many years, numerous managers have made statements disagreeing with the transfer window still being open while the new season gets underway.

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"Europe's other major leagues €" Spain's Liga, Italy's Serie A, the German Bundesliga and France's Ligue 1 €" now face a decision about whether to fall into line with England.

This will no doubt provoke some questions from those around the footballing world as to why the clubs chose to vote against the change. With the window going right up to the Thursday before the campaign starts, all business is going to be transfer business.

Situations like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turning out (abysmally) for Arsenal in a humiliating loss to Liverpool, only to sign for Liverpool days later, are farcical, and should be avoided. "Now we have to extend the discussion to a European level", said Marotta. This also avoids the silly "mystery injury" spectacles when players are still angling for transfers after the season has started.

The proposal needed two-thirds of clubs to back the move and 14 voted in favour, five against with one abstention - with the one club abstaining it needed 13 votes in order to be passed.

Managers have complained that the roiling market that comes to a boil just when teams are starting to find their feet after playing a few competitive matches is far too disruptive, especially when interdependent deals entangle several players and multiple clubs.

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