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But what time does Deadline Day end?
What’s the business with deal sheets and getting to complete transfers after the deadline?
And probably the most compelling question of all: which names could still be on the move?
Mail Sport is on hand to answer all these questions and explain how Deadline Day works.
Whether you’re a football fan or a club looking to say on the right side of the rules, we’ve got you covered.
With Deadline Day fast approaching, Mail Sport is on hand to explain how it all works
What time does the transfer window end?
The January transfer window slams shut at 11pm on Thursday, February 1 for Premier League clubs.
That’s in line with LaLiga, but later than most major European leagues.
The Bundesliga window ends at 5pm, Serie A clubs have to be wrapped up by 7pm, and Ligue 1 has until 10pm.
There’s no cause for worry over whether a Saudi Pro League side will make a late swoop for your Premier League club’s top star – their window slammed shut on Tuesday.
Deadline Day ends at 11pm on February 1 – but clubs can have an extra two hours if they submit a deal sheet
What are deal sheets?
Deal sheets can be used by clubs to extend the deadline if they are still working on documentation to seal a transfer.
If a Premier League club needs a bit more time to formalise a transfer or loan and it is after 9pm, they can submit a deal sheet.
A signed deal sheet essentially confirms that an agreement has been reached over a transfer or loan, and that a club simply needs more time to submit documentation.
That will give them an extra two hours (until 1am) to get everything over the line if it is an internal transfer, or until midnight if it is an international transfer.
The extra documentation includes things like the contract, permission to work in the UK (if required), any…