How Manchester United can get extra time to seal a deal for Odion Ighalo on deadline day

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

Friday, 31st January 2020, 9:10 pm
This is how Manchester United could get could extra time.

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

Odion Ighalo has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the day.

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

But, as per Premier League rules, United 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 Premier League, clubs can then be granted permission to submit all the required transfer paperwork by a 11pm deadline.

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