What date does the summer transfer window open? What are the most likely transfers?

What date does the summer transfer window open? What are the most likely transfers?

Here's all you need to know in an uncertain time in football

With COVID-19 causing untold logistical problems for sport, many facets of the game that we know and love are changing on a daily basis.

But when will the summer transfer window open and what are the most likely transfers to take place, according to the bookies?

Oddschecker has taken a look at what might happen this summer.


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When does the summer transfer window open?

The official date of the summer transfer window is June 10th, after which clubs will be able to start their business, buying and selling.

However, reports suggest clubs will be given early access to the window, with May being discussed as a possible starting point.

There are also reports of an elongated transfer window, with The Telegraph claiming that the window could be open until January.

Spending is expected to dramatically fall this summer with the precarious situation of top football clubs at the moment.

What are the most likely transfers?

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the transfer window, bookmakers are still offering odds on potential switches across the world.

We’ve picked out the current transfers that are odds-on, meaning that the bookies think there’s a serious chance of a move.

Declan Rice is currently priced at 5/6 to join Chelsea this summer, meaning that bookies believe there’s a 54.5% chance of it happening.

The England international has impressed at West Ham since breaking through, and would be a quality holding centre mid option for the Blues.

Another transfer that’s odds-on to happen this summer is the ever-linked Timo Werner, who is currently 4/9 to join Premier League Champions elect Liverpool.

That means there’s a 69.2% implied probability chance that the striker joins the Reds this summer.

Finally, Jack Grealish hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, but bookies believe it hasn’t harmed his chances of a blockbuster summer switch.

They are still offering odds-on prices on the Aston Villa playmaker plying his trade at the Theatre of Dreams next season, with odds currently just 4/6.

You can find all the best odds on transfers in our football specials section.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “While the world has been utterly stopped in its tracks, you can be sure that football clubs are working hard on identifying prospective targets for the start of next season - whenever that may be.

“It's an important window for many players looking to break into the England side, where they've been given another year to prove themselves ahead of the postponed European Championships, so their next move could be crucial.”


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