When does the transfer window open and close? Key dates for Manchester United and Man City
Manchester United and Manchester City will not have to wait too long before they are able to strike up moves for their top targets during the summer transfer window.
Change is coming at Old Trafford as recently-appointed manager Erik ten Hag goes about his much-needed rebuild. His shopping list includes a new centre-back, at least one midfielder and an attacking option to offset the departures of Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.
Over at the Etihad Stadium, meanwhile, an agreement in principle has already been reached for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. Beyond that, Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his title-winning squad with additions at left-back and in central midfield.
Here are key dates and times you need to know before the market reopens;
When does the summer transfer window open?
Clubs across the Premier League will be able to get down to business starting on Friday, June 10. When it comes to international deals, though – such as Haaland – they will not go through until Friday, July 1 which is when most deals and contracts turn over into another season.
When does the summer transfer window close?
United and City will be able to make signings right up to the deadline on Thursday, September 1 at 11pm BST. With no major international competition to contend with this summer, it should be more straightforward to get moves for players over the line, once the Nations League break ends.
What about other top European leagues?
Deadline day in England has been brought in line with other top European leagues. Of course, there is some scope to go beyond the cut-off if the relevant paperwork has been submitted in time. This is why some moves do not get confirmed until the early hours.