THE Sunderland Echo and Sunderland University are teaming up again for football’s frantic transfer deadline day.
Today sees clubs up and down the country scurrying to complete signings before the 11pm cut-off.
Sunderland made significant progress at the weekend by capturing Stephane Sessegnon and Sulley Muntari, but will there be more to follow at the Stadium of Light - in and out?
Echo journalists Chris Young and Ian Laws are today joining Sunderland Uni journalism students to bring you all the latest news and gossip on our live deadline day blog right up to the transfer window closing.
Just follow the EXTERNAL LINK on the top right of this page or cut and paste www.sunderlandecho.com/transfers into your browser to join in the chat about the big transfer stories. It’s free and there’s no need to register.
Digital editor Ian said: “The transfer windows have their critics with many managers and chairmen complaining that they lead to inflated prices for players.
“But there’s no doubt that they create intense periods every season when deadline day comes round.
“Cast your mind back to Sunderland’s frantic efforts to get the fax working last year when trying to sign Benjani.
“We can’t beat Sky Sports at their own game but we’ll have fun trying and the deadline day blog will be updated with plenty of fun elements.
“Steve Bruce could be in the market right to the last minute again because it certainly looks like Sunderland need reinforcements up front if they’re to stay in the hunt for Europe.
“It could be another exciting day.”
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Last January we had more than 60,000 clicks on our deadline day coverage so make sure you visit www.sunderlandecho.com/transfers for get involved.