With the 2019-20 season having finally crawled over the finish line after an abrupt pause due to the coronavirus crisis, the focus now shifts to the summer transfer window, with clubs aiming to build – or in the case of some, rebuild – and strengthen their squads for the upcoming campaign.
This summer transfer window looks to be one of the most unique windows in history and that is due to the big elephant in the room: the COVID-19 pandemic. The financial implications brought upon the footballing world has been immense, with even Europe's elite clubs tipped to be short on funds.
With that in mind, this article is your one-stop-shop for confirmed transfer deals. First, let us take a quick look at the key info for this summer window.
Transfer deadline dates in Europe
The transfer window does not open and shut close simultaneously across the world's major leagues. Here are when the top European leagues open their transfer business (source: FIFA Transfer Match System):
Premier League - Transfer window opens: July 27. Transfer window closes: October 05 for international deals and on October 16 for domestic-only signings.
La Liga - Transfer window opens: August 4. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Serie A - Transfer window opens: September 1. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Bundesliga - Transfer window opens: July 15. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Ligue 1 - Transfer window opens: TBC. Transfer window closes: TBC.
Primeira Liga - Transfer window opens: August 3. Transfer window closes: October 25.
Eredivisie - Transfer window opens: TBC. Transfer window closes: TBC.
Belgian Division A - Transfer window opens: July 7. Transfer window closes: August 31.
Super Lig - Transfer window opens: August 4. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Scottish Premiership - Transfer window opens: July 14. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Transfer deadline dates in America
South and North American leagues are a source of great excitement for lovers of the beautiful game, with teams from the Superliga Argentina, the Brasileirao, Liga MX, and MLS boasting great fanbase. Here is when those clubs can do business in the transfer window (source: FIFA Transfer Match System):
Superliga Argentina - Transfer window opens: July 7. Transfer window closes: September 28.
Brasileirao - Transfer window opens: October 13. Transfer window closes: November 9.
Liga MX - Transfer window opens: June 14. Transfer window closes: September 5.
Major League Soccer (MLS) - Transfer window opens: August 12. Transfer window closes: October 29.
Transfer deadline dates in women's soccer
With women's soccer growing in popularity over the years, several fans will curious to see when and how their favorite teams will strengthen their squads. Here are the key dates:
NWSL – Transfer window opens: August 3. Transfer window closes: September 2.
FA WSL – Transfer window opens: June 19. Transfer window closes: September 10.
Frauen Bundesliga – Transfer window opens: July 15. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Division 1 Feminine – Transfer window opens: July 1. Transfer window closes: September 18.
Primera Division – Transfer window opens: August 5. Transfer window closes: October 5.
Westfield W-League – Transfer window opens: September 30. Transfer window closes: December 22.
Top 20 European teams – 2020-21 Summer Transfer window
Transfers in: Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers, Pierre Kalulu
Transfers out: Suso, Gustavo Gómez
Transfers in: Antony, Mohammed Kudus, Maarten Stekelenburg, Lisandro Magallán
Transfers out: Hakim Ziyech, Kik Pierie (loan), Benjamin van Leer, Bruno Varela, Ryan Babel, Donny van de Beek
Transfers in: Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes, Dani Ceballos (second loan spell)
Transfers out: Zech Medley (loan), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Emilliano Martinez
Transfers in: TBA
Transfers out: TBA
Transfers in: Miralem Pjanic
Transfers out: Arthur, Marc Cucurella, Arda Turan (contract ends)
Transfers in: Leroy Sane, Tanguy Nianzou
Transfers out: Lars Lukas Mai (loan), Philippe Coutinho (end of loan), Ivan Perisic (end of loan), Álvaro Odriozola (end of loan), Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez
Transfers in: Pedrinho, Jan Vertonghen
Transfers out: TBA
Transfers in: Thomas Meunier, Jude Bellingham, Reinier (loan)
Transfers out: Ömer Toprak, Leonardo Balerdi (loan), Mario Gotze, André Schürrle, Eric Oelschlägel, Achraf Hakimi
Transfers in: Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz
Transfers out: Mario Pasalic, Nathan, Danilo Pantic (loan), Willian, Pedro
Transfers in: Alexis Sanchez (permanent deal), Achraf Hakimi, Aleksandar Kolarov
Transfers out: TBA
Transfers in: Arthur, Félix Correia, Weston McKennie, Alvaro Morata
Transfers out: Miralem Pjanic, Erik Gerbi, Blaise Matuidi
Transfers in: Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota
Transfers out: Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Andy Lonergan, Adam Lallana
Transfers in: Yan Couto, Nathan Ake, Ferran Torres
Transfers out: Leroy Sane, Ko Itakura (loan), Aleix Garcia, David Silva, Luke Bolton, Daniel Arzani (loan), Pedro Porro (loan)
Transfers in: Donny van de Beek
Transfers out: Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, George Tanner, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong (loan)
Transfers in: Mauro Icardi (permanent deal),
Transfers out: Adil Aouchiche, Tanguy Nianzou, Thomas Meunier, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Transfers in: TBA
Transfers out: Fabio Silva, Vitor Ferreira (loan)
Transfers in: TBA
Transfers out: Achraf Hakimi, Javi Sanchez, Luca Zidane, Reinier (loan), Dani Ceballos (loan), Gareth Bale (loan), Sergio Reguilon
Transfers in: Pedro, Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Transfers out: Grégoire Defrel, Maxime Gonalons, Silvio Anocic, Stefano Greco, Matias Nani, Cengiz Under (loan)
Transfers in: Pedro Porro (loan)
Transfers out: Jérémy Mathieu (retired),
Transfers in: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Gareth Bale (loan), Sergio Reguilon
Transfers out: Jan Vertonghen, Michel Vorm, Kyle Walker-Peters
Top confirmed transfers by day
- Nelson Semedo - Barcelona to Wolves, $37M
- Alvaro Morata - Atletico Madrid to Juventus, loan (with obligation to buy)
- Cengiz Under - Roma to Leicester, loan
- Diogo Jota - Wolves to Liverpool, undisclosed fee
- Gareth Bale - Real Madrid to Tottenham, loan
- Sergio Reguilon - Real Madrid to Tottenham, $32M
- Thiago Alcantara - Bayern Munich to Liverpool, $25.7M
- Emilliano Martinez - Arsenal to Aston Villa, undisclosed fee
- Michy Batshuayi - Chelsea to Crystal Palace, loan
- Alphonse Areola - PSG to Fulham, loan
- Ollie Watkins - Brentford to Aston Villa, $36M
- Callum Robinson - Sheffield United to West Brom, swap deal
- Oliver Burke - West Brom to Sheffield United, swap deal
- Aleksandar Kolarov - Roma to Inter Milan, undisclosed fee
- Jamal Lewis - Norwich to Newcastle, undisclosed fee
- Angelino - Man City to RB Leipzig, loan
- Abdoulaye Doucoure - Watford to Everton, undisclosed fee
- James Rodriguez - Real Madrid to Everton, undisclosed fee
- Callum Wilson - Bournemouth to Newcastle, $26M
- Fabio Silva - Porto to Wolves, $46M
- Allan - Napoli to Everton, $28.6M
- Kai Havertz - Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea, $93.6M
- Dani Ceballos - Real Madrid to Arsenal, second loan spell
- Timothy Castagne - Atalanta to Leicester City, $33M
- Shane Duffy - Brighton to Celtic, loan
- Donny van de Beek - Ajax to Man Utd, $46M
- Ivan Rakitic - Barcelona to Sevilla, $12M
- Gabriel Magalhaes - Lille to Arsenal, $30.3M
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Arsenal to Roma, free
- Matt Doherty - Wolves to Spurs, $20M
- Mario Lemina - Southampton to Fulham, loan
- Rodrigo - Valencia to Leeds, $47M
- Weston McKennie - Schalke to Juventus, loan ($3.5M) with buy option ($21.3M)
- Thiago Silva - PSG to Chelsea, free
- Malang Sarr - Nice to Chelsea, free
- Ben Chilwell - Leicester to Chelsea, $60M
- Pedro - Chelsea to Roma, free
- Reinier - Real Madrid to Dortmund, loan
- Joe Hart - Burnley to Tottenham, free
- David Silva - Man City to Real Sociedad, free
- Tahith Chong - Man United to Werder Bremen, loan
- Pedro Porro - Man City to Sporting CP, loan
- Willian - Chelsea to Arsenal, free
- Jan Vertonghen - Tottenham to Benfica, free
- Dani Parejo - Valencia to Villarreal, free
- Francis Coquelin - Valencia to Villarreal, $9.4M
- Blaise Matuidi -- Juventus to Inter Miami, free
- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg -- Southampton to Tottenham, undisclosed fee
- Kyle Walker-Peters - Tottenham to Southampton, undisclosed fee
- Kostas Tsimikas - Olympiakos to Liverpool, $15.3M
- Axel Disasi - Reims to Monaco, $15.3M
- Alexis Sanchez - Man Utd to Inter Milan, free
- Nathan Ake - Bournemouth to Man City, $52.2M
- Angel Gomes - Man Utd to Lille, free
- Arda Turan - Barcelona to Galatasaray, free
- Santi Cazorla - Villarreal to Al Sadd, free
- Ferran Torres - Valencia to Man City, $27M
- Victor Osimhen - Lille to Napoli, $82M
- Adam Lallana - Liverpool to Brighton, free transfer
- Dejan Lovren - Liverpool to Zenit St Petersburg, $14.2M