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FIFA exploring transfer window and contract solutions amid coronavirus pandemic

FIFA exploring transfer window and contract solutions amid coronavirus pandemic

25/03/2020 at 22:02Updated 25/03/2020 at 22:18

FIFA has established a working group to find a solution to problems regarding the summer transfer window and players' contracts posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

With players' contracts due to end on that date and the transfer window supposed to open the following day, there are obvious difficulties but FIFA is working to solve the problem.

"On March 18 the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to establish a FIFA-Confederations Working Group in response to COVID-19," a FIFA spokesman told Sky Sports News.

"This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players' to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.

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"This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players."

The Premier League is currently suspended until at least April 30, with Serie A also hoping to re-start during the first weekend of May.