The official dates for the upcoming transfer window this summer have been unveiled by the EFL.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent suspension of the Championship campaign - the window has been pushed back to meet the unprecedented circumstances that clubs across the country face.

The EFL have said that 'subject to formal ratification' the window will open for clubs on July 27.

The only exception to this rule will be if any player registers before the completion of the current season, they will be inelegible to play for their new club until the following season.

This will only be applicable to clubs who are involved in the Championship play-offs.

From then, teams will have until October 5 at 11pm to complete signings from abroad with the window slamming shut on that Monday.

However, an agreement has been put in place between the Premier League and the EFL for an extended two-week domestic only window.

This will subsequently close at 5pm on October 16.

Reading FC boss Mark Bowen has previously admitted that a number of first team players may have to be sold as the financial implications of the Covid-19 outbreak take their toll on clubs across the country.

One such player is John Swift - with both Premier League outfit Sheffield United and promotion-pushing Leeds United reportedly interested in the playmaker.