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Transfer deadline to be extended

The Premier League has confirmed the first transfer deadline of the season has been extended until 1 September.

The window is scheduled to close 24 hours earlier but, following normal league guidelines, it has been put back because August 31 falls on a Sunday.

The move has been agreed between the Premier League, Football League and Football Association.

Once the deadline passes, teams will then have to wait until January 2009 to sign players from other clubs.

see also
Berbatov angles for 'dream' move
18 Aug 08 |  Tottenham
Spurs rule out move for Arshavin
17 Aug 08 |  Tottenham

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