This is when Sunderland can sign and sell players as EFL confirm transfer window dates

The summer transfer window will open on Monday July 27th.

Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 11:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 11:51 am

The EFL this morning announced the revised schedule for summer business, which will allow Sunderland and clubs throughout the pyramid to sign and sell players right through until October 5th.

As it stands, there is still no date for the start of the new League One season but it is certain to be well after the usual date for beginning a campaign.

The EFL have proposed dates of August 29th and September 12th, with the latter seen by Sunderland and most other clubs as the most realistic option.

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Sunderland will be able to register players from the end of this month

The EFL have this morning also announced that there will be an extra two weeks in which its clubs can do business with each other and also with Premier League clubs.

This window for domestic business will close on Friday October 16th.

The dates remain subject to formal ratification.

It is likely to be a busy summer for Sunderland, who are yet to complete their first deal and currently have a threadbare squad contracted for the new campaign.

Clubs are likely to decide on a restart date later this month, with a meeting scheduled for July 24th.

The hugely contentious issue of salary caps is also likely to be discussed then, with the EFL keen to pass its proposed changes in time for a new campaign.

The EFL statement in full

The EFL has today confirmed the opening and closing dates for the 2020 summer transfer window.

Subject to formal ratification, the transfer window will open fully on Monday 27 July, although any player registered before the completion of the 2019/20 season will not be eligible to play for their new Club until season 2020/21 commences. This is applicable to Clubs involved in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs.

The window for international registrations closes at 11pm on Monday 5 October, with an agreement in place with the Premier League for an extended two-week domestic only window which will close at 5pm on Friday 16 October.