The EFL has confirmed that it will discuss closing the transfer window before the season starts, in light of the Premier League doing the same.
Top flight clubs are set to vote on the changes next month which would mean the window closes a week before the season starts.
Various managers around the country have bemoaned the fact that the window remains open once the league season gets underway due to the disruption it can cause.
An EFL spokesman told the Daily Telegraph: “The EFL board and its clubs have previously expressed the opinion that closing the summer transfer window in advance of the season commencing would be an improvement on the current position.
“On this basis, we will be tabling the matter for discussion with clubs in September. It will be important that all the consequences of such a decision are fully considered, as the requirements of our clubs are different to those in Europe’s top flight leagues.”
This year, the summer window closes on August 31 with a number of transfer issues in the top flight such as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Virgil van Dijk's futures still unresolved.
In the Championship, speculation has surrounded Brentford wing wizard Jota, who has interested West Ham, and Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, with the Whites reportedly rejecting a bid from Tottenham. QPR, on the other hand, are still looking to add bodies during the window.
The rules would only affect clubs buying players in England itself so, in theory, a Spanish side could still sign a player from this country.
However, given the practicalities of such a deal taking place, it is highly likely that, in that scenario, clubs will let it be known to players, agents and rivals that they will not sell a player once the English window has closed.
The January transfer window would remain unchanged.