Rummenigge calls for transfer window to close on July 31 across Europe

A Europe-wide transfer deadline brought forward to July 31 would bring "sense and rationality back to football", according to Bayern Munich chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The most recent transfer window thrust the issue into sharp focus as even leading clubs such as Barcelona, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund saw their top stars being unsettled late into pre-season preparations, and indeed once the campaign was underway. 

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