UEFA has advised that the 2020 summer transfer window should close no later than October 5.

The transfer registration period in a number of European countries, including England, has not yet opened because of the delay in finishing the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford United’s play-off campaign will take them into July, but the last Championship game is not until August 4.

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At this stage, no indication has been given over when the 2020/21 season will start, especially with uncertainty over when conditions will allow crowds to return.

But UEFA’s announcement indicates when the top levels are looking at being back in the swing.

European football's governing body has set October 6 as the deadline for the registration of players to compete in the Champions League and Europa League group phase, and has therefore recommended that the transfer window closes the day before.

UEFA have said the intention was for the group stages of the 2020-21 Champions League and Europa League to start in week beginning October 19.