The Premier League has confirmed that clubs will be able to start recruiting new players from 14 June 2023 to kick off the summer transfer window ahead of next season.
Although player contracts do not end until 30 June, which means any free agent signings will become official from 1 July, deals between clubs can be completed two weeks earlier that that. There are also different rules for domestic and international transfers, which may delay the latter until 1 July.
The 20 top flight sides in England, which will feature Burnley, Sheffield United and one of Luton or Coventry, with the latter two contesting the Championship playoff final at the end of the month, will then be able to sign players for the next two and a half months.
The summer transfer deadline will fall on at 11pm (BST) on 1 September.
In previous seasons, the Premier League briefly decided to end its summer transfer window earlier than the rest of Europe. That hasn’t been the case for the last few years after the short-sightedness of the plan was quickly exposed, and the league has confirmed that the new season’s transfer window dates following talks with the EFL and league systems in Spain, Germany, Italy and France.
The transfer deadlines in all of Europe’s top five leagues will therefore close on the same day.
In winter, the transfer window will open for business on 1 January 2024 and run for the whole of the month until it closes on 1 February at 11pm (GMT). Again, the transfer window for Premier League clubs will close on the same day as for La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.