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Chelsea Propose to Extend Upcoming Summer Transfer Window

Chelsea have proposed changes to the upcoming summer transfer window
Chelsea have proposed changes to the upcoming summer transfer window / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Chelsea have reportedly prepared a proposal asking for the upcoming summer transfer window to be pushed back from June 9 to June 16. Thomas Tuchel's side have also asked for a week to be added to the August 31 deadline.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea presented their proposal and requested for an additional week to allow deals to take place between Premier League and EFL teams.

Last year's transfer window closed on October 5, due to the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and deals between the top-flight and EFL sides were permitted to take place until October 16. If Chelsea's proposal goes through, a repeat of last summer is expected this year too.

The report also claims that the Premier League confirmed that the 2021-22 season will kick off on August 14 and end on May 22 of 2022. At the meeting, they also discussed the possibility of fans returning for the final three games of the current season.

The Premier League are keen to shorten the end of the season, thereby allowing fans to attend the final two rounds after stadiums partially reopen on May 17. However, Newcastle United are reportedly against the plan as they prefer to have a week's break before the final round of fixtures.