THE summer transfer window could be open until January next year, according to the Mirror.

Football authorities in England are discussing proposals to extend the summer transfer window into the new year because of the ongoing postponement of all football due to the coronavirus pandemic.

EFL clubs have had to look at alternatives as the season may not to be completed by the time the window opens in July, which would lead to what the Mirror call "one giant long transfer window and a free-for-all on transfers".

The report states that FIFA have created a Working Group to figure out how the transfer market will work once the Covid-19 crisis has subsided, with Premier League clubs keen to find a solution.

A FIFA spokesperson told the Mirror: “On 18 March the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to establish a FIFA-Confederations Working Group in response to COVID-19.

“This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.

“This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players.”