FIFA working on a mega four-month transfer window due to coronavirus

The pandemic is going to have long lasting effects on the world of football

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FIFA held a video conference with clubs and players on Thursday to discuss measures to solve the problems generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, both in terms of fulfilling competitions and financial issues.  

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One of the issues discussed was the reduction of players' wages. Another subject which was talked about in a great deal was how this will all affect the transfer window. 

According to Tuttosport, FIFA are planning to keep the transfer window open for four months, heading into the winter window, to ease the burden on clubs. A document seen by the Italian outlets suggests a 16-week mega window. 

With the season likely to finish late -- if at all -- the transfer window is expected to open later. The idea would then be to open it and keep it open when the new season finally gets underway. 

The coronavirus crisis is likely to have a huge effect on the transfer market, with clubs weakened financially by the pandemic. 

Meanwhile, FIFA have also decided that contracts that finish on June 30 can be extended until when the current season is able to finish.

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