Lega Serie A today announced changes to the calendar for the next season.
The 2018-2019 campionato will begin on August 19 and finish on May 26.
Serie A will have a winter schedule similar to that of the Premier League with matches to be played on December 22, 26 and 30 with the season resuming on January 20.
A major change will be in when both the summer and January transfer markets close. The summer transfer window will close on August 18, the day before the start of the season, while the January market will close a week before the months end likely, on the 19th.