How Sheffield Wednesday can get extra time to seal a deal for Josh Windass on deadline day

Sheffield Wednesday could have some extra time in which to seal deals this evening - should they wish to spring into action.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 5:43 pm
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 23: Josh Windass of Wigan Athletic reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on December 23, 2019 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

While the transfer window is set to slam shut at 11pm this evening, the Owls could have an extra two hours in which to finalise the details of any further incomings.

Josh Windass has been heavily linked with a move to the Amex Stadium throughout the day, with Jordan Rhodes potentially going the other way.

But while the transfer window is set to close at 11pm, there is still time for Wednesday to spring a surprise and seal further incomings - although the clock is ticking.

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As per EFL rules, Sheffield Wednesday can be given until 1am to complete the deal - providing that the club have submitted a 'Deal Sheet'.

These sheets provide details of the impending transfer and confirm that an agreement has been reached, before providing clubs with extra time in which to submit all the required documentation.

The details required on this sheet are fairly basic and amount to the clubs and player involved and the fee being paid, if there is one.

Deal sheets cannot be requested until 9pm on transfer deadline day and then must be submitted, fully completed, by 11pm.

Once received and approved by the EFL, clubs can then be granted permission to submit all the required transfer paperwork by a 11pm deadline.

Garry Monk will also be able to sign free agents after the window slams shut this evening.