The madness of the summer transfer window may be over for now but fear not the emergency loan window opens this week!
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat and Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren will look to ship out some of their fringe players when the loan window opens.
At the Stadium of Light, the likes of Will Buckley and Liam Bridcutt have been told their futures lie away from the club.
Sunderland didn’t manage to offload them permanently in the summer but loan moves are an option from this week, with the Black Cats also looking to offload first-team outcasts Valentin Roberge and Charis Mavrias.
Meanwhile, Newcastle could look to temporarily offload the likes of Gael Bigirimana and outcast Sylvain Marveaux.
Here’s everything you need to know:
When does the emergency loan window open?
Get ready! This Wednesday, September 9.
When does it close?
The loan window will close on November 25. Clubs are then unable to strengthen their sides until the January transfer window when we will do it all again...
How long can the players move for?
The loan deals can last between 28 days and 93 days.
Should clubs agree a three-month deal, it will tie a player down until the New Year and the January window.
Can Premier League clubs bring in loans?
They can to ship out the deadwood and younger players to give them first team football but NOT to bring in new players.
Football League clubs can use the window to their advantage though, with clubs from the Championship, League One and League Two sniffing around top flight clubs looking to take their players on loan.
No overseas players can be brought in during the window.
What about goalkeepers? Can they be signed?
One rule that does also apply to Premier League clubs; should a side suffer a goalkeeping crisis, they ARE able to bring in replacements.
Sunderland have benefitted from this in the past. The deals usually last seven days.