RECAP: How transfer deadline day unfolded for Sunderland

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Sunderland were linked with a host of players on transfer deadline day, finally signing DeAndre Yedlin before the window shut. Here we recap how the day unfolded.

7.30am: Sunderland linked with loan move for Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, who they scouted extensively over the last 12 months

Jose Enrique

Jose Enrique

7.45am: Chris Young’s piece on three key areas for Sunderland, which includes the need to sign another defender

9.45am: We reveal that Ilori won’t be heading to Sunderland – but that Sunderland expect to sign a defender before 6pm

10.45am: Chris Young reports that Steven Fletcher is expected to stay at Sunderland, with Celtic not pushing through a deal

Noon: Will Buckley is linked with a move to Bournemouth

1.15pm: Ex-Newcastle star Jose Enrique is tipped to sign for Sunderland

2pm: As Sunderland struggle to make a breakthrough, Premier League spending is reported to be on course for a record figure

3pm: Former SAFC target Virgil Van Dijk completes his £11.5million move to Southampton

3.15pm: Sunderland linked with Everton forward Steven Naismith

3.45pm: Spurs full-back DeAndre Yedlin is linked with a move to Wearside

4pm: Chris Young confirms that a deal is expected to be pushed through for Yedlin before the deadline

4.15pm: Former Sunderland target Obbi Oulare signs for Watford from Club Brugge on a five-year deal

5.10pm: USA international Yedlin signs for Sunderland on a season-long loan