Villas-Boas calls for transfer window rethink

The Portuguese has insisted clubs should not be able to sign players once the season has begun and revealed the idea has been discussed at a Premier League managers' meeting
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has called for the Premier League transfer window to shut before the first game of the season in future.

Spurs have been involved in one of this summer's longest-running transfer sagas, with midfielder Luka Modric's proposed switch to Real Madrid still yet to reach completion.

But the former Chelsea boss insists he would prefer for clubs to get their business done before a ball has been kicked.

He told reporters: "It makes everybody focused on what we have to do which is playing games and not creating news until the end of August.

“The only thing that has been raised in last year’s Premier League managers’ meeting and this one again was the market closing on the beginning of the first day of the season.

"I think it is a good suggestion that I make sure I will support but I have got used to it and you have to live with it."