Everton defender Phil Jagielka believes the summer transfer window should close earlier.

Deadline day this season fell on Monday, September 2, which was a little more than two weeks after the 2013/14 Premier League campaign kicked off.

After seeing Marouane Fellaini depart for Manchester United, Jagielka feels all dealings should be complete before the start of the season so the squads are sorted by the time kick-off comes around.

"It is strange starting the season, playing a few games, and knowing that potentially a few of the players are going to leave," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I would like it to be moved two weeks earlier so, when you start the season, you know they are the players you have got."

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