When does the transfer window close? Key dates in the Premier League, Serie A and other leagues for the summer 2022 registration window.

The Sporting News assess the market.

When does the transfer window close?



  • The summer transfer window in Spain started on July 1, 2022 and ends on September 1 at 10:59 p.m.
  • Largely similar to the English window as far as international transactions are concerned.

Germany and Italy

  • In Germany and Italy, their transfer window started on July 1, 2022 and ends on September 1 at 5:00 p.m. CEST.
  • This corresponds to the starting point of the Spanish window, which is standard practice for most European leagues.


  • Ligue 1 and the other French levels follow the path of the Premier League. They opened their doors to the public on June 10 and will close on September 1 at 11:59 p.m.


  • Major League Soccer follows different guidelines due to its regular season which runs for a single year – from February 26 to October 9, with the MLS Cup final scheduled for November 5, 2022.

Argentina and Brazil

  • In Argentina, their transfer window opened much earlier, running from May 16 to August 7, 2022. This early start is due to their relatively short 2022 campaign, which started on June 5 and ends on October 23, using a round robin format.


Bayern Munich have spent £57m on defender Matthijs de Ligt, Tottenham have given Everton £50m for Richarlison and Raphinha is set to pocket over £50m from Barca.

Here are some of the other transfers that made headlines in the window.

Manchester City's Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland for Manchester City

City are set to spend more than £85m in total on Haaland, who joined the team in July after being fit in 2021/22, scoring 29 goals in 30 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, who finished second in the Bundesliga .

Many see the 21-year-old as the final piece of Pep Guardiola’s puzzle, with the Catalan aiming to bring the UEFA Champions League trophy back to the Etihad Stadium.

Haaland already looks set to light up the Premier League, scoring twice in City’s first 2-0 win at West Ham and finding the net again in the next away game when they travel to Newcastle .

Antonio Rudiger at Real Madrid

Continuing their shrewd recruitment strategy, the Spanish champions have agreed to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer this summer.

His contract at the Santiago Bernabeu runs until 2026, and Los Blancos have snapped up an elite centre-back in his prime.

The 29-year-old started Real Madrid’s game against Almeria (2-1) and came off the bench in the Celta Vigo win (4-1), continuing his perfect start to the season.

Robert Lewandowski in Barcelona

With his contract with Bayern Munich expiring in 2023, it was inevitable that reigning FIFA Best Player Robert Lewandowski would join FC Barcelona.

Amid financial chaos that made it uncertain whether Barca could register some of their new signings, Lewandowski started the first game of the season at home to Rayo Vallecano.

Alas, a £150,000-a-week wage didn’t allow Lewandowski or his new club to score goals to kick off what they hope will be a new era, but the Pole netted his first goal after just a minute in a 4-1 win over Real Sociededad. He scored another in the second half and is now clearly in top form.

Darwin Nunez in Liverpool

Prolific with Portuguese club Benfica last season, Nunez has enjoyed a mixed start since moving to Anfield for £85million, which is a record for Liverpool.

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The Uruguay striker came on as a substitute shortly after the second half of Liverpool’s opener at Fulham. He scored and gave Mohamed Salah his team’s second equalizer in the 2-2 draw.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp started Nunez for the first time during Crystal Palace’s visit to the Reds. He had a less successful second half this time, receiving a red card for an elbow which means he is suspended for three games.

Aurelien Tchouameni at Real Madrid

Midfielder Tchouameni joined Madrid in June from Monaco for a fee that could reach 100m euros (£85m).

The 22-year-old was only used on the bench in his new club’s 2-0 Supercup win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The France international and former Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year has started Madrid’s first two La Liga games since then.

What are the biggest potential transfers of the rest of the transfer window?

There is always the possibility of seismic transfers taking everyone by surprise during the last days – and even the last hours – of the opening of the window.

Here are some of the most anticipated moves that could materialize imminently.

Cristiano Ronaldo at Atletico Madrid

When Cristiano Ronaldo announced his desire to leave the Manchester United squad during pre-season, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner must have thought he would get his way.

Ronaldo is agitating to join a Champions League club. Borussia Dortmund are said to be uninterested, leaving Atlético Madrid as the most realistic proposition among the teams the 37-year-old has been linked with.

Atleti fans unfurled a banner at a game in July saying Ronaldo is not welcome. The Portugal captain emerged as a frustrated figure during United’s dreadful start to the season, coming off the bench in the 2-1 loss to Brighton and starting the 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

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Memphis Depay at Juventus

Dutch striker Depay is reportedly close to finalizing an agreement to terminate his contract early at Barcelona.

Depay’s agent reportedly traveled to Italy to talk with Juventus, who are top of the list for his signing.

Getting rid of Depay would relieve Barca of an unequal financial burden, and there’s always a chance that other top clubs will try to get ahead of Juve to sign him.

Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United

Manchester United have been on the hunt for Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong since the start of the summer and there is not much time left to turn this poorly kept secret into reality.

New manager Erik ten Hag is said to have received a blank check to lift his side from their initial position at the bottom of the table. Xavi, his Barca counterpart, called De Jong a ‘spectacular player’.

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The arrival of midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid for £60m seems little more than a formality, and United have also been constantly linked with a costly move for Ajax winger Antony and a offer for PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.

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