Transfer deadline day: This is when Sunderland, Portsmouth, Ipswich Town & League One rivals need to get deals done by

The new season is now in full-flow and Lee Johnson continues to look for ways to improve his squad before the transfer deadline.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 12:02 pm

With transfer deadline day slowly creeping up and business not yet completed for Sunderland, we take you through everything you need to know about the summer transfer deadline:

When is transfer deadline day?

Transfer deadline day is Tuesday, August 31 and the deadline for clubs to get deals completed is 11pm.

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Sunderland boss Lee Johnson is facing a race against time to complete Sunderland's transfer business (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Unlike in previous seasons where shutting the window before the start of the season was trialled, this summer’s window will shut after most sides have played three or four league games, giving managers a couple of games to fully assess their squad.

Can transfer deals get done after 11pm on deadline day?

Transfer deals can still be completed after the deadline at 11pm, but only if the club submits a ‘deal sheet’ before the 11pm cut-off.

This ‘deal sheet’ confirms that a deal between two clubs has been struck and gives the two clubs an additional two-hours to complete the transfer.

Therefore, if Sunderland want to conclude a last-minute deal, they need to ensure they have submitted the ‘deal sheet’ by 11pm, or else the transfer will not be sanctioned.

However, there is an additional spanner in the works as international transfers must be completed by midnight, giving clubs just one-hour to conclude the deal after submitting a ‘deal sheet’.

When is the January transfer window?

The January transfer window opens at midnight on 1 January 2022 and runs until 31 January 2022.

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