sport news The EFL wants FIFA to keep the transfer window open until NEXT MARCH

The EFL wants FIFA to keep the transfer window open until NEXT MARCH to help beleaguered clubs offload players and stave off financial ruin as coronavirus takes its toll The EFL has lobbied the FA to request a transfer window extension from FIFA   Clubs are fighting for their futures after the coronavirus shut down football  A longer window would allow teams to trade their way out of financial worries  Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:54 BST, 30 April 2020 | Updated: 00:22 BST, 1 May 2020

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The EFL wants the summer transfer window to be extended until the end of next March in a bid to allow clubs to trade their way out of the financial ruin triggered by the pandemic, Sportsmail can reveal.

In what would represent a historic move, instead of closing on September 1 officials want the window to remain open 'for as long as possible' according to a confidential memo obtained by this newspaper.

The document discloses that competition bosses want clubs to be able to buy and sell players well into next year. It adds that there is a desire to keep the window open from the end of this season for a period which 'at least covers the first half of next season but ideally longer - until the traditional fourth Thursday in March traditional deadline date'.

The EFL wants the transfer window 'as long as possible' to help clubs stave off financial ruin

The EFL wants the transfer window 'as long as possible' to help clubs stave off financial ruin

According to the missive, sent to clubs on Thursday, the EFL has

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