Deadline Day: Your guide to final day of January transfer window
Key timings and how to follow with Sky Sports
Last Updated: 01/02/20 10:57am
The January transfer window shuts on Friday and you can follow all the deals and the drama with Sky Sports.
The clock is ticking for clubs looking to make mid-season reinforcements, with several high-profile proposed deals still up in the air.
Will Edinson Cavani and Olivier Giroud make long-anticipated moves? Will your club bolster the ranks to boost their chances at the top or bottom end of the table? And will that priceless paperwork be submitted before the deadline?
When is the deadline?
The winter transfer window shuts for Premier League and EFL clubs at 11pm on Friday, January 31.
Clubs in Scotland have until midnight on the same day to do business.
The window shuts at various times across Europe, with the deadline at 5pm in Germany, 7pm in Italy and 11pm in Spain and France.
Further afield? The Chinese Super League window remains open until February 28.
Can clubs do business after the deadline?
Yes - via the 'Deal Sheet'.
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.
When can new signings make their debuts?
Premier League rules state a club must register a player before midday the working day before the match in which they wish him to play.
So top-flight clubs will need to get the paperwork done by midday on Friday for any new arrivals to be eligible for this weekend's fixtures.
What about emergency loans?
FIFA introduced new rules at the start of the 2016/17 season, which scrapped the emergency loan window.
But there is special dispensation should clubs suffer a spate of injuries to their goalkeepers.
Free agents are allowed to join clubs outside of the window.
Follow Deadline Day with Sky Sports
Sky Sports News - channel 409 - will bring you breaking news, reaction and analysis throughout the day from reporters at grounds across the country and big-name studio guests.
We'll serve up dedicated bulletins from the Championship and EFL, as well as from our Sky colleagues in Germany and Italy, and with a another packed Premier League schedule on the horizon, you will hear from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho.
Our comprehensive Transfer Centre blog will bring you all the latest news and developments across the leagues from 6am, while we'll take you live to the newsroom by streaming more than four hours of Sky Sports News' Deadline Day coverage.
Join us from 9-10am, 12-1pm, 7-8pm and 10-11.30pm via the Sky Sports website and app, as well as on Twitter @SkySportsNews and through the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
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 £9.99 will bag you a day pass with NOW TV.
If you are out and about, be sure to follow @SkySportsNews for breaking news and use #DeadlineDay to get involved!
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