When Will the Transfer Window Close and the Premier League Kick Off?

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The World Cup may have only just come to an end but we are right around the corner from the start of the Premier League season.

There is little rest for the Premier League stars that reached the World Cup final who have less than four weeks until they are back in action.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris, Dejan Lovren and N’Golo Kante will have to recover very quickly.

So when does the Premier League get back underway and when does the transfer window slam shut?

The 2018/19 Premier League season starts on Friday, August 10 with Manchester United hosting Leicester at Old Trafford.

There are then six games on Saturday and three more on Sunday, completing the opening weekend.

Premier League | Opening Day Fixtures
Friday 10 August
Man Utd vs. Leicester

Saturday 11 August
Newcastle vs. Spurs
Bournemouth vs. Cardiff
Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
Huddersfield vs. Chelsea
Watford vs. Brighton
Wolves vs. Everton

Sunday 12 August
Liverpool vs. West Ham
Southampton vs. Burnley
Arsenal vs. Man City

When will the transfer window close?
Thanks to new rules put in place by the Premier League, the transfer window will close much earlier than normal as clubs wanted it to coincide with the start of the season. Therefore, the transfer window closes at 5pm BST on Thursday, 9 August 2018.

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It used to be much closer to the end of August that the transfer window would close, and that remains the case across Europe.

In Spain, Italy, France and Germany, the transfer deadline remains on 31 August, as it will in Scotland.

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