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When does the transfer window close? Key dates for Premier League, Serie A and more

Transfer window deadline: The Sporting News takes a look at when the summer transfer market closes around the world.

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Does the pitch’s highest investment pay off? The only unbeaten team in the Premier League with three games remaining is Arsenal, who would boast the greatest net outlay of any of their competitors during the summer transfer window.

Chelsea’s massive investment lacks credibility: Marc Cucurella became the most expensive full-back in history after Thomas Tuchel acquired him from Brighton for more than £60 million in August. However, the Blues’ defense was destroyed by Leeds in a 3-0 loss at Elland Road, raising questions about their ability to contend for the title in 2022–23.

Barcelona spent the most money in Spain because to their ostensibly haphazard financial management, and despite adding Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski to their team, they struggled with a goalless draw in their opening La Liga match.

When must spending temporarily halt in Europe and the rest of the world? What are the largest transfers, both present and future? The Sporting News evaluates the industry.

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When does the window for transfers close?

England

In England, the summer transfer window began on June 10 and closes at 23:00 local time on September 1.

After the deadline, EFL clubs can sign players on short-term emergency loans.

Spain

The Spanish summer transfer window began on July 1st, 2022, and closes at 23:59 on September 1st.

largely comparable to the English window in terms of cross-border commerce.

Italy and Germany

The transfer window in Germany and Italy opened on July 1, 2022, and it will close on September 1 at 17:00 CEST.

This corresponds to the commencement of the Spanish window, which is a common practice for the majority of European leagues.

France

The Premier League is being imitated by Ligue 1 and other French leagues. They began doing business on June 10 and will shut down at 23:59 on September 1.

Other continents’ transfer windows: important leagues in North, South, and Australia

USA – MLS

The main transfer window, which ran from February 10, 2022, until May 4, has now passed.

Mid-season (secondary transfer window) opened on July 7 and closed on August 4 in 2022.

Due to their season lasting just one year, from February 26 to October 9, with the MLS Cup final set for November 5, 2022, Major League Soccer operates under distinct rules.

Brazil and Argentina

The 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A ran from April 9 to November 13, 2022, with the Brazilian secondary transfer quarter beginning on July 18 and ending on August 15.

The transfer period in Argentina began substantially earlier and lasted from May 16 until August 7, 2022. This early start is a result of their relatively brief 2022 round-robin competition, which began on June 5 and ended on October 23.

Australia

The upcoming campaign’s transfer window will be open until October 15.

What have been the biggest transfers so far?

Matthijs de Ligt, a defender for Bayern Munich, cost the club initially £57 million, whereas Tottenham paid Everton £50 million for livewire. Richarlison and Raphinha will probably receive more than £50 million from Barcelona for Leeds.

These are some of the other eye-catching window transfers.

Manchester City will get Erling Haaland

Haaland, who joined City in July after being in sensational form in 2021/22, netting 29 goals in 30 appearances for Borussia Dortmund as they finished as runners-up in the Bundesliga, is expected to cost more than £85 million overall.

Many believe that the 21-year-old is the missing element that will allow Pep Guardiola to bring the UEFA Champions League trophy to the Etihad Stadium.

Haaland already appears to be a star in the Premier League after scoring twice in City’s 2-0 victory against West Ham and once more in their subsequent away game against Newcastle.

Real Madrid to get Antonio Rudiger

The Spanish champions decided to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer this summer as part of their clever recruitment strategy.

Los Blancos have acquired an excellent central defender in the peak of his career with a deal that extends until 2026 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid continued their undefeated start to the season as the 29-year-old came off the bench in their 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo after starting the team’s 2-1 victory at Almeria.

Barcelona will receive Robert Lewandowski

The 2023 expiration of Lewandowski’s contract at Bayern Munich made a move to Barcelona inevitable. Lewandowski was the current FIFA Best Men’s Player.

Lewandowski began Barca’s season-opening match against Rayo Vallecano at home due to the ongoing financial uncertainty that prevented Barca from signing some of their new acquisitions.

Unfortunately, the rumored £150,000-per-week salary for Lewandowski failed to produce any goals for him or his new team to begin what they believe would be a new era, but the Pole did score his first goal after only one minute in a 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad. He scored another goal in the second half, showing that he is now active.

Darwin Nunez will be in Liverpool

Nunez, who was extraordinarily productive for Benfica of Portugal last season, has endured a rocky start to life at Anfield after joining for a club-record £85 million from the Reds.

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The Uruguayan striker made an exciting cameo during Liverpool’s opening match at Fulham, scoring and assisting Mohamed Salah for his team’s second equalizer in a 2-2 draw.

When Crystal Palace visited Liverpool, manager Jurgen Klopp gave Nunez his first start as a result. This time, he had a less successful second half and was sent out for an elbow, resulting in a three-game suspension.

Real Madrid to sign Aurelien Tchouameni

Tchouameni, a midfielder, moved from Monaco to Madrid in June for a rumored cost that might reach 100 million euros (£85 million).

The 22-year-old played only off the bench as his new team defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the Super Cup.

Since then, Madrid’s opening La Liga games of the season have been started by the France international and former Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year.

What transfers have the greatest chance to occur during the remaining transfer window?

The closing days, and even hours, of the window’s existence are always subject to seismic shocks that catch everyone off guard.

Here are a few of the more eagerly awaited actions that might happen soon.

Atletico Madrid acquires Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, a swaggering five-time Ballon d’Or winner, must have believed he would get his way when he made it obvious he wanted to leave United in the preseason.

Ronaldo is pushing to sign with a Champions League team. According to reports, Borussia Dortmund is not interested, making Atletico Madrid the most likely option out of the teams the 37-year-old has been linked with.

Atleti supporters unfurled a banner declaring Ronaldo to be unwelcome during a match in July. The captain of Portugal has cut a frustrated figure throughout United’s disastrous start to the season, starting the 4-0 thrashing at Brentford and coming off the substitute in the 2-1 loss to Brighton.

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Memphis To Juventus: Depay

Depay, a forward from the Netherlands, is reportedly close to concluding a deal to leave Barcelona early.

According to reports, Depay’s representative traveled to Italy to meet with Juventus, the favorite to sign him.

It would be easier for Barca to balance its budget if Depay were sold, and there is still a chance that other elite teams will try to sign Depay before Juventus.

Manchester United signs Frenkie de Jong

All summer long, United has been pursuing Dutch midfielder De Jong, but time is running out to make the poorly-kept secret a reality.

According to reports, Erik ten Hag, the new manager, has been given a little bit of a blank checkbook to help his side climb out of its early spot at the bottom of the table. His Barca rival Xavi has referred to De Jong as a “great player.”

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The £60 million transfer of midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid appears to be little more than a formality. United has also frequently been connected with high-priced moves for Ajax winger Antony and PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.

Chelsea gets Wesley Fofana

For their second home Premier League game of the year, Leicester omitted center back Fofana from the lineup due to persistent rumors that Chelsea had received substantial offers for the 21-year-old turned down.

The focus of Fofana was an issue, according to Brendan Rodgers, manager of the Foxes, but he added that Leicester wanted to keep him.

Chelsea, after paying a lot of money on Cucurella, nevertheless appears eager to exploit their purchasing power.