Premier League clubs have been told that one of the proposals for this summer’s transfer window is a month-long period starting in early September.
Sportsmail has learned that a window opening on Thursday, September 3 and closing on Monday, October 5 has been put to club executives.
That plan is dependent on the current season finishing before the end of August and works on the premise of the following campaign kicking off in September.
Although transfer activity is expected to be greatly reduced amid the uncertainty of the market, the notion of a four-and-a-half-week window is likely to be met with opposition given the relatively short time it would allow clubs to do business. There is also the EFL to consider.
Player agents will certainly be lobbying clubs to push for an extended window that could even run through until January.
FIFA are set to allow individual associations to determine their own dates to best suit. The summer window was set to re-open on June 10 but that will be rescheduled and talks will continue this week as to a plan moving forward.