Summer Transfer Window 2021: When does it open, when does it close and which players are going to move?

Harry Kane is set to stay at Tottenham after a public statement

With the 2021/22 season now well underway, clubs across Europe will now be focusing on adding to their squads before the transfer window slams shut on the 31st of August. 

As managers look to assemble teams in the quest to achieve domestic and European success this season, there is bound to be some eye-catching moves late into the summer. 

So when did the transfer window open? When it does it close? Which players are going to move?

Let us shed some light below…

When the does the transfer window open?

The summer transfer window opened for clubs in England and Scotland on Wednesday 9th June.

Teams in the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A had to wait until July 1st to officially add to their respective squads.

When does the transfer window close?

While last year’s window was moved due to the delay of the 2019/20 campaign, the 2021 summer window is set to close on August 31st at 11pm for clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A.

Although teams will be hoping to complete their business before this deadline, there has been many last-gasp moves in the past and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if we are in for another exciting final day.


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The Premier League kicked-off on August 14th which means that the sides playing in this division have already had a chance to check out the strength of their squads before opting to make any late moves.

Which players are going to move?

Well, it’s pretty clear Harry Kane will be going nowhere this summer after the Tottenham Hotspur striker announced on Twitter that he intends to stay in north London for the season, despite interest from Manchester City. 

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However, it appears a big-name striker will be joining a major Premier League club this summer with Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly on the verge of joining Manchester United, having turned down the opportunity to move to the Etihad.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that PSG could look to agree a late deal for Erling Haaland should they decide to sell Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes. 

It’s all shaping up to be a pretty incredible final few days of the summer transfer window with some of the biggest names in world football potentially switching clubs. 

Meanwhile, Celtic could be about to cash in on striker Odsonne Edouard, and West Ham are in danger of missing out on a deal to sign Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma due to issues with his medical.

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