In the January transfer window, clubs are running out of time to do business. Here’s everything you need to know about Deadline Day and how to keep up with all the offers and dramas on Sky Sports.
When is the transmission window closed?
The transfer window in England for the Premier League and Sky Bet EFL opened on January 2nd and will close at 23 o’clock on Monday February 1st.
The window in Scotland closes midnight On Monday.
Elsewhere, the transfer windows in the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 closed on Monday at 5 p.m., while the deadline in Italy ends at 7 p.m. and in Spain at 10:59 p.m. on the same day.
The window in China will remain open until February 26th.
What other deals could happen?
January may traditionally be a difficult month for Premier League clubs to do business with, but some potential high profile deals are still on the agenda before the deadline.
Paris Saint-Germain wants to reunite Dele Alli and Mauricio Pochettino, the midfielder currently falling out of favor at Tottenham. Spurs have claimed they want Alli to fight for his place. With Euro 2020 on the horizon, it could – like Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles – looking for a move in the remaining days of the window to revive his chances in England?
Christian Eriksen was excited to return to Tottenham in January and Spurs would be open to a loan move, given the right circumstances. It is assumed that Inter Milan prizes interested clubs with the loan fee. could they lower their demands when the clock is ticking?
Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed the talk of any income, but confirmed that the club want to kick several fringe players out of the tournament. Will people like Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero follow Jesse Lingard out the door?
And what about Liverpool? Jurgen Klopp continues to insist that Liverpool’s signings “have to be the right players” after setbacks for Fabinho and Joel Matip exacerbated his defensive injury crisis. Will the Reds take one last breath to strengthen their backline and defend their title chances?
Can business be done after the deadline?
Yes – through the ‘Deal Sheet’ which confirms that a deal has been reached and gives clubs additional time to submit the remaining documents.
Clubs that close their deals late on the deadline can file a contract sheet between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. As soon as the sheet arrives, clubs have two hours to submit all of the documents.
Clubs can sign free agents even after the deadline.
What about these new rules after Brexit?
The Premier League clubs had to comply with new rules for signing players from overseas in this window.
With the UK no longer having access to the European Union’s internal market for free movement of workers, actors signed from EU countries will have to go through the same protocols as actors outside the EU who have previously received Board of Directors (GBE) approval).
There have been two procedures in the past: a points-based system – based on the player’s appearances in international matches and his country’s FIFA rankings – to obtain a GBE and an exception panel for those players who do not generate enough points, but – according to the Premier League website has been rated “of the highest quality”.
This Home Office approved agreement between the Premier League and the FA remains in place, but the criteria for earning points have been expanded to take into account the number of times a player has appeared for his club, what level his club competes at and how a club competes in a competition.
If a player scores 15 points, they will receive a GBE. If a player earns between 10 and 14 points, the case is automatically sent to the exception box.
After Brexit, Premier League clubs will not be able to sign players from overseas at the age of 16.
To help top clubs stay competitive, the Premier League and The FA have agreed additional criteria for “youth players”, where talented players between the ages of 18 and 19 who have not had the opportunity to regularly join their first teams Performing clubs, this can earn you points to earn a GBE.
The Premier League says that points would be won, for example, if they were named on a team sheet, played in a cup game, played for the development team of a club overseas, or played internationally in youth.
Follow Deadline Day with Sky Sports
You can keep up with the latest news and rumors about transfers on our dedicated Transfer Center blog on Sky Sports digital platforms.
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