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Transfer Deadline Day: All you need to know and how to follow with Sky Sports

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The transfer window shuts on Wednesday at 11pm and it promises to be another busy Deadline Day, with plenty of storylines to follow from Jack Wilshere to Joe Hart.

Sky sources understand Wilshere is considering his loan options, while Hart is in Italy to seal a shock Torino move.

Chelsea look likely to be active too, with a £24m deal for Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso edging closer.

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And then there's champions Leicester City, who could go back in for Islam Slimani after Sporting Lisbon rejected their £25m bid on Tuesday.

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When is the deadline?

The transfer deadline shuts at 11pm in England and midnight in Scotland. The window in Germany closes at 5pm, while in Italy it's 10pm.

Once windows are closed abroad, players from English and Scottish clubs will not be able to move to those leagues. But players from foreign leagues will be able to move to English and Scottish teams up to the 11pm and midnight deadlines.

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Image: Will we get another big-money transfer on Deadline Day?

Any loan deals must also be completed by the end of the normal transfer window - so it's set to be an even busier day than normal for Sky Bet EFL clubs looking to boost their ranks.

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Record-breaking Deadline Day?

It looks like it will be. 

Premier League spending in a single season went over £1billion for the first time in 2015/16. Top flight clubs spent £172.65m in the winter window after splashing £870m last summer.

Already this summer Premier League clubs have surpassed the £900m mark and we are well on the way to reaching £1bn by the time the window shuts, with deals expected for Shkodran Mustafi and Marcos Alonso.

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What's trending?

With the help of Google, we've got our eye on all the top trends around Deadline Day.

According to search habits, Sunderland fans are most desperate for transfer news, while the most searched Premier League manager is Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

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Torino fans welcome Joe Hart ahead of his proposed loan from Manchester City.

The most popular Joe Hart-related search? That is 'How old is Joe Hart?', closely followed by... 'Is Joe Hart married?'.

For similar nuggets of search engine gold, you can check out our low-down on Deadline Day Google Trends.

How to follow Deadline Day on Sky Sports

Sky Sports News HQ will have reporters around the grounds from 6am, with former England cricketer and keen Stoke fan Dominic Cork making his Deadline Day debut at the bet365 Stadium. 

There will also be big-name pundits like Paul Merson, Jamie Redknapp and Guillem Balague in the studio to analyse the done deals and business still in the pipeline.

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Sky Sports News HQ guests

8am-10am Chris Ramsey and Alex McLeish
10am-1pm Andy Hinchcliffe and Stuart Pearce
1pm-3pm Charlie Nicholas and Ian Holloway
3pm-5pm Alan Smith, Jamie Redknapp and Danny Higginbotham
4pm Andy Walker from Glasgow
7pm-9pm Matt Le Tissier and Alan McInally
9pm-midnight Niall Quinn and Paul Merson

Our brilliant Transfer Centre blog for and the Sky Sports apps kicks off from 6am, while we'll take you live to the newsroom by streaming Sky Sports News HQ's Deadline Day coverage for FREE between 8am-9am, 12pm-1pm, 5pm-6pm and 10pm-11pm.

It's also available on our Facebook page between 5pm-6pm.

Sky Sports News HQ presenters

6am-10am John Davies and Alex Hammond
10am-1pm Rob Wotton and Rachel Wyse
1pm-5pm David Garrido and Natalie Sawyer
5pm-9pm Kirsty Gallacher and Julian Warren
9pm-close Kate Abdo, Hayley McQueen and Jim White

Essential reading

We'll bring you all the transfer news as it happens, wherever you are, but there's plenty of top features and analysis to get you in the mood.

We've spoken to Sky Italy to get the inside track on Hart's move to Torino, plus we have all the info on Arsenal's new forward, Lucas Perez, and the lowdown on Leicester target Islam Slimani - a hard-working striker who has been written off before.

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Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has offered his thoughts on who could be making a move to and from La Liga, while we've taken a closer look at what the Premier League heavyweights need to boost their title hopes

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On social...

If you're out and about, be sure to follow @SkySportsNewsHQ and @SkyFootball for breaking news and use #DeadlineDay to get involved!

We're also introducing Stackla Premier League, our very own interactive Twitter map. It allows you to select your team and view a feed of official player and club tweets in one handy place.

It promises to be a cracker - join us on Sky Sports News HQ and our digital platforms from 6am right through to the 11pm deadline and beyond!

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