What time does the January transfer window close? All the key information on 2018 Deadline Day

The end of the of the January transfer window is in sight – but there’s still time for business.

Today, aka Deadline Day, the window will slam shut until the summer.

So far this month, we’ve seen plenty of action.

Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona in a £142million move, making him the second most expensive player of all time, while the Reds brought in Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75million.

Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction, but question marks remain over Mesut Ozil’s future at the Emirates.

The good news is that there are still plenty of other deals in the pipelines.

But just how much time exactly do clubs have to add to their ranks?

Here’s, all you need to know about deadline day…

What time does the window shut?

Alexis Sanchez has joined Manchester United from Arsenal
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Prepare for a late night – because the transfer window will be open until 11pm on Wednesday, January 31.

There are seven scheduled Premier League games, so once the final whistle has bee blown in each of those, there’ll be another hour or so of action in the transfer window.

Premier League transfers: EVERY done deal from January 2018 transfer window

What about the rest of Europe?


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The top flights in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands will also see the transfer window close on January 31.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any transfer activity whatsoever.

The transfer window in Portugal closes on February 2, while Chinese clubs have until February 28 and the Russian window closes on February 22.

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What happened last year?

Mamadou Sakho joined Palace on loan a year ago
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The last January Deadline Day was something of a snooze-fest.

The biggest Premier league deal of the day saw Southampton land Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli for £14million, while Mamadou Sakho’s loan move from Liverpool to Crystal Palace proved to be good business.

Championship side Aston Villa spent £15million on Brentford striker Scott Hogan

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