Transfer window extended
The Premier League has confirmed to ESPN that the summer transfer window will be extended to Monday, September 2, this year, as August 31 falls on a Saturday.
As yet there is no decision on what time the window will close in England, with the cut-off time in the past being at close-of-business of 5pm and on other occasions right through to midnight.
Earlier this summer, Italian football authorities also confirmed they would extend the deadline to Monday at 11pm local time. The French Ligue 1 and the Spanish La Liga are also expected to allow transfers to happen through to the end of the day.
But the Bundesliga is presently planning on closing its window at 6pm, meaning German clubs will only be able to sell internationally on Monday evening and not sign players.
It means it is likely to be a frantic day for many players as they try to rush through moves on the same day they are due to link up with their national sides ahead of a crucial round of World Cup qualifiers on the Friday.