Transfer Deadline Day on Sky Sports: Key timings and how to follow
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Last Updated: 09/08/18 4:17pm
The summer transfer window closes on Thursday and you can follow all the Deadline Day news and drama with Sky Sports.
Clubs have until 5pm to do business as the window shuts for the first time before the new Premier League season starts and as managers scramble to bolster their squads before the big kick-off, we will make sure you don't miss a thing.
From timings, key dates and deal sheets to following the developments at home or on the move, here's all you need to know...
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When is the deadline?
Premier League and Sky Bet EFL clubs have until 5pm on Thursday, August 9 to sign players. But should top-flight clubs submit a deal sheet by 5pm, they will have until 7pm to complete the deal.
What is a deal sheet?
If a club agrees a deal at the last minute, it might not be easy to get all the paperwork completed by the deadline. The deal sheet allows a club to confirm a deal has been reached and provides them with additional time to submit the remaining documentation.
The windows in Scotland, Italy, Germany and Spain remain open until August 31 - so Premier League clubs could still sell their players after August 9.
EFL clubs will still be able to sign players on loan until August 31. They can also sign free agents up until the same date.
Follow with the Transfer Centre
Out and about on Deadline Day? Don't worry. Our live Transfer Centre will bring you the latest on every move across the UK and the biggest deals on the continent.
Available on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app, we will have minute-by-minute updates from reporters, the latest video and all the best features to keep you up to date on Deadline Day.
Watch Sky Sports News
Sky Sports News will have reporters following every Premier League club from 6am, bringing you details of the transfers as they happen, as well as the moves in the pipeline.
Back in the studio, our presenters will be joined by a variety of big-name guests throughout the day, including Sam Allardyce, Craig Shakespeare and Soccer Saturday trio Paul Merson, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson.
We'll also bring you bulletins from our Sky colleagues in Germany and Italy, as well as keeping you posted with any developments from Scotland, and we'll get the fan verdict from some opinionated bloggers.
You can watch Sky Sports News at any time by signing in on skysports.com, the apps or Sky Go if you're on the move and just £7.99 will bag you a day pass with Now TV.
But we'll take you into the newsroom for some key hours of coverage even if you haven't got a subscription - watch out for our live stream on skysports.com and the app at 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm.
Get involved on social media
Who should your club sign? Who have you spotted at the airport, training ground or your local caff? Where are you watching? Use #DeadlineDay to get involved.
Get Deadline Day alerts
Sign up for Deadline Day alerts by downloading the latest version of our Sky Sports app. Tap 'More' on the bottom right of your screen, then tap Notifications and switch on 'Football'. Don't forget to select 'Breaking News' as well to get all the biggest, breaking sports news.
Reaction and analysis
As well as plenty of reaction to the day's dealings from the Sky Sports News guests, we'll have a special transfer-focused edition of The Debate. Join Kelly Cates, Ian Wright, Tim Sherwood and Liam Rosenior from 10pm on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
There'll be plenty of post-Deadline Day reading on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app too - we'll crunch the numbers to see who did the most - and least - business, get the expert verdict on each club's business and profile the new signings you'll soon see in action.
It promises to be a cracker - join us on Sky Sports News and our digital platforms from 6am right through to the 5pm deadline and beyond!
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