What new transfer window regulations mean for Liverpool

Naby Keita of FC Salzburg celebrates scoring a goal with the teams coaching staff during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Celtic FC and FC Salzburg at Celtic Park on November 27, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland.
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This week, the Premier League will confirm that the transfer window will open early to ensure that they keep in check with FIFA regulations that state at least one window per season must be open for 12 weeks.

Due to a recent change in FIFA rules, there is set to be a change in the transfer window’s opening and closing dates.

According to Sky Sports, there is to be a change in the transfer window dates, where Premier League clubs will now be able to conduct business beginning the 17th of May, and close on the 9th of August.

This change is to be set in place to stop the interruption experienced by Premier League clubs due to the start of the Premier League season in August while the transfer window remains open. So now teams will be able to make all the purchases needed before the start of the season.

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Liverpool fans will be frustrated to hear that Naby Keita’s transfer date is unlikely to be moved forward for the Reds, and if it was to be, he wouldn’t get the chance to play in Kiev because Keita isn’t registered in Liverpool’s Champions League squad.

However, Liverpool will now have more time in the summer to negotiate for potential transfers.

Liverpool fans’ interest will also shift to Emre Can’s move to Juventus. Can has been linked with a move to the Italian side for some time now and it will finally be revealed this window where Can is looking to play his football.

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Mohamed Salah will also be closely watched during this early transfer window due to his links to the Bernabéu. However, Salah did come out during the Liverpool awards night, where he told the media: “I’m going nowhere.”

According to Sky, the news of the transfer window dates is expected to be officially announced by the Premier League by Wednesday night and then the transfer window is to open on Thursday morning.


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