Manchester United are pushing to extend the transfer deadline next summer.
The Daily Mail says United are leading a move by Premier League clubs to return the transfer deadline to the end of August.
This year's shift forward to August 9 was deemed a failure in many quarters and United are keen on extending the window. Crucially, they have backing within the big six, who fear the early deadline hands power to European rivals.
"Moves are often triggered when the selling club know they have a replacement lined up and that also affected the number of deals done. This put English clubs at a disadvantage."