When is the summer transfer window deadline? Premier League deal sheet explained

Everything you need to know about the summer transfer window deadline as Manchester United and Manchester City look to wrap up business.
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Manchester City and Manchester United are running out of time as they look to beat the summer transfer window deadline.

After months of transfer activity, the window is set to close this week, with business needing to be wrapped up by Friday night. Both Manchester clubs have been busy this summer, with United snapping up the likes of Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Andre Onana, while City have signed Jeremy Doku, Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol, while Matheus Nunes is also set to arrive.

There could yet be more arrivals at both clubs ahead of the deadline, be it through incomings or outgoings, and as the deadline approaches, we have rounded up all the information you need, including how teams can add a couple of hours to the window.

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 Pep Guardiola said about transfers?

Pep Guardiola is off at the moment after back surgery, but the closest thing we have is assistant Juanma Lillo saying: “The team is at a good level, you’ve seen him [Doku], he has specific qualities. He can definitely help. Every time a new player arrives, we think they are going to bring something and help the team globally. It’s not about him and placing responsibility on him.”

What has Erik ten Hag said about transfers?

Ten Hag has said: “We are not there where we want to be with our team. I have a lot of work, a lot of focus on my team.” Asked about his midfield depth, he added: “You always have to analyse clinically and that assessment is not right, it was about the back and the front, not about the midfield. That is why we were open. I said that straight after the game.

He continued: “That is the situation, it’s normal, top football, you got to the limits, injuries coming up, always disappointing but you have to deal with it and construct a squad. And deal with it.”

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