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Laudrup and Wenger want transfer window shortened

Premier League managers call for a transfer window change

By | 22nd August 2013
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Swansea and Arsenal managers Michael Laudrup and Arsene Wenger revealed their desires to shorten the transfer window on Wednesday.

Laudrup is feeling the pressure of his players being snatched up by another club even though the season has already started as Arsenal have been linked with a move for Swansea captain and center-back Ashley Williams.

The Swans boss is willing to play by the rules for now but is a big proponent of moving the transfer window back in order to end all of the speculation that goes along with it during the beginning of the season.

“It’s part of the game [speculation and the transfer window] and as long as the rules are like that we get on with it,” the Dane said, according to

“I went to the Premier League managers’ meeting last week and one of the questions asked was why we could not move the transfer deadline, what is the reason to have it close after we have started the season here and in Spain and Germany?

“The answer was that in the other big leagues there was not a lot of interest in moving it. I cannot understand why not.”

Arsene Wenger also is a firm believer that the window should shut at the start of the season, reiterating his thoughts on the matter once again to reporters.

“I repeat many, many times that the transfer window should be over before the season starts because it is a little bit destabilizing once the season has started – to be there talking about what is not really important in football,” the French boss said, according to

Wenger himself has yet to buy any players in the current transfer window, only bringing in 20 year old striker Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer earlier in the summer. Wenger has become more active recently as he put in a £10 million bid for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye and is considering a swoop for Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.

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