By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:54 BST, 30 April 2020 | Updated: 00:22 BST, 1 May 2020
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
According to the missive, sent to clubs on Thursday, the EFL has