Aston Villa mini transfer window explained and why announcements may be delayed

Premier League clubs cannot lose more than £105m over a three-year period
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Sunday marks the end of the accounting year in the Premier League, meaning clubs must ensure they are compliant with Profit and Sustainability Rules before they submit their books for scrutiny.

There has been a flurry of activity among a number of top-flight clubs in recent weeks as teams look to raise funds. The rules stipulate that clubs cannot lose more than £105m over a three-year rolling period.

Once Aston Villa sell Douglas Luiz to Juventus, they are likely to be compliant. The Brazilian is moving to the Italian giants for €50m, while Samuel Iling-Junior and Enzo Barrenechea will move in the opposite direction in a separate transaction worth €22m.

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Villa have also sold Tim Iroegbunam to Everton and Omari Kellyman to Chelsea respectively, taking in over £30m from those sales. Lewis Dobbin and Ian Maatsen have both been signed before Iling-Junior and Barrenechea complete their moves to Villa.

Everton, Chelsea, Leicester and Newcastle have been busy since the window opened on 14 June, either completing or looking to finalise deals. It means deals worth more than £100m have already been agreed since the window opened eight days ago.

However, there may be a complication for those expecting "mini deadline-day" business to be done and dusted before midnight on Sunday. The BBC warns, that deals cannot be processed on June 30 itself "as it is not a working day, so some transfers may not be confirmed and registered until Monday".

It is believed that deals can still be put in place on the Sunday but it would be an anxious wait until the following day for the Premier League to then wave a green - or red - flag.

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