January transfer window 2020: When does it open and close? When is Deadline Day?

All you need to know about the January transfer window, including when it shuts across in the Premier League and in Europe

Gareth Bale came close to leaving Real Madrid during the summer
Image: Gareth Bale came close to leaving Real Madrid during the summer

Clubs across the Premier League, Europe and beyond are doing January transfer business but when does the window close?

The window opened for Premier League and EFL clubs on January 1 but when is Deadline Day and can any deals be done beyond that date?

When does the January transfer window close?

Dominic Solanke joined Bournemouth last January while Callum Wilson is attracting interest
Image: Dominic Solanke joined Bournemouth last January while Callum Wilson is attracting interest

The window for the Premier League will close at 11pm on Friday 31 January, 2020.

It is understood that in France, Germany, Italy and Spain the deadline will also be at 11pm on Friday January 31.

Portuguese teams have until the end of the following day to complete signings while the window for clubs in the Russian Premier League shuts on February 21.

The Chinese Premier League January transfer window close on February 27.

Can deals be made after the deadline?

Christian Pulisic agreed to join Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund last January
Image: Christian Pulisic agreed to join Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund last January

Yes - via the 'Deal Sheet'.

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Clubs completing deals late on Deadline Day will be able to submit a Deal Sheet between 9pm-11pm.

They will then have until midnight on Deadline Day to complete the information needed by FIFA's Transfer Matching System to apply for international clearance for new signings.

What about emergency loans?

Mesut Ozil was brought off during Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Watford
Image: Mesut Ozil could be the subject of a move away from Arsenal in January

At the start of the 2016/17 season, FIFA introduced new rules which scrapped the emergency loan window. But what if my club suffers a goalkeeping crisis?

Free agents are allowed to join clubs outside of the window while there is dispensation should clubs suffer a spate of injuries to their goalkeepers.

How to follow the January transfer window

Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.

Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day's news with The Transfer Show.

Listen to the Transfer Talk podcast for expert analysis from home and across the continent.

And, as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don't miss a thing with our Transfer Centre blog.

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