When is the summer transfer deadline? Closing time and Premier League deal sheet explained
The end of the summer transfer window is almost upon us, and we could still see plenty of business done.
Arsenal and Chelsea have both been busy in the summer window, while Tottenham have also made a number of key signings, though they are still working to replace Harry Kane following the exit of their talisman. All three clubs could make further additions before the deadline, while their rivals will also be plenty active as clubs battle to improve their respective squads.
Here we round up all you need to know about the deadline.
When is the summer transfer window deadline?
The summer transfer window deadline is on Friday, September 1.
The window will close at 11pm UK time.
Can clubs sign players after the deadline?
Clubs are free to sign free agents after the deadline, but if deals involving other clubs run on after the deadline providing a deal sheet has been submitted.
If papaerwork takes longer than expected, clubs can submit a deal sheet from 9pm up until 11pm to get extra time to pull off a deal. The sheet must be signed by both clubs involved in the transfer and submitted before the deadline. The deal sheet allows clubs to two extra hours to complete the transfer, with the deal needing to be completed by 1am.
When do squad lists need to be submitted?
Clubs have to submit their 25-man Premier League squads ‘later in September’, according to the Premier League website, with no date confirmed just yet.
After that point, clubs are unlikely to sign any free agents, given they will not be able to register them to their league squad until the January transfer window opens.
What has Mikel Arteta said about transfers ?
Arteta has said of his defensive options amid talk of another defensive signing: “You have ideal numbers but there are things you cannot control like injuries. It’s true that we have a lot of versatility in the back line, something that in previous years we haven’t had.”
What has Mauricio Pochettino said about transfers?
Pochettino said on Tuesday: “I think the club is doing a fantastic job of our business. That was the plan before we arrived - when they showed the plan, the plan was to do a lot of business and maybe change the project and create a different project.”
What has Ange Postecoglou said about transfers?
Asked about possible incomings and outgoings, Tottenham boss Postecoglou said: “All these things come down to decisions that people make, whether it’s individual players, whether it’s myself.
“I’m sure this week those kind of things will work themselves out. Tanguy’s still training, he’s working hard at training, but that midfield area, we’re going really well at the minute.
“You saw the guys who started, (Oliver) Skippy’s been really good, Pierre (Hojbjerg) and Gio (Lo Celso) have been training well. It’s been pretty competitive in that area. I think this week a lot of those things I expect to get resolved.”