THE FA Cup final is just around the corner with Chelsea and Manchester United contesting the Wembley showpiece.
But before that, the transfer window opens on Thursday, May 17.
Getty Images – Getty Alexis Sanchez netted as Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley
The Premier League agreed the confusing rule change earlier this season to ensure that clubs had their full squads assembled before the start of next season.
But does this rule change open up a loophole for Chelsea and United to strengthen their squads before the FA Cup final? Here’s all you need to know.
When does the transfer window open?
The transfer window will open on Thursday, May 17 for clubs in the Premier League.
This marks a change on previous years when the window would open on June 1.