David Moyes has suggested a wild change that could spice up the transfer window

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West Ham boss David Moyes has suggested a big change should be made to the transfer window for it to work better.

The way transfers are done in England has been a hot topic over the past years, with the windows being firmly in the sights of those seeking change.

One change that has already been made is for the English window to close before the season actually starts - something that has been mooted for a while and admittedly makes a lot of sense.

Teams had grown sick of beginning a season only to find their plans in tatters once a rival decided they wanted one of their players, and so a vote was held this season to put an end to the practice by closing it before kick off.

January, similarly, has been targeted by many who believe it could be done better.

Although there are those like Arsene Wenger who feel it should just be scrapped altogether.

Sir Alex Ferguson once said that there was no value to be found in the winter window, what with clubs unwilling to break up their teams halfway through the season.

It usually leads to inflated fees and frantic replacements - think a washed-up Fernando Torres leaving for £50 million and being replaced the same day with a £35 million Andy Carroll.

Moyes, however, thinks things could be done in a far less chaotic manner - if only England would take Italy's lead.

"In Italy all the clubs go to the same hotel for one day, all the chief executives, the agents, they do the transfer business in the one day and it's done by midnight," he said.

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"Maybe it would be better if we had a day like that here in England, instead of transfer deadline day where everyone is wearing a yellow tie."

It's an interesting idea, for sure, although difficult to see how that would solve any problems involving non-English teams. Unless Moyes is suggesting that all clubs fit into one hotel, but that would have to be one hell of a hotel.

Instead, we'll probably have to put up with the chaos and the yellow ties for at least a little longer.

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