Here’s how Everton could sign Salomon Rondon after the transfer window closes
All you need to know if the Blues’ move for the striker goes down to the wire.
Salomon Rondon. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
Everton are chasing a deal for Salomon Rondon - but they have some extra time in which to seal the deal.
While the transfer window is set to close at 11pm, the Blues could have an extra two hours in which to finalise the details of Rondon’s transfer.
Everton have been linked with a late move for the striker but, with the clock ticking and plenty of paperwork still to be completed, fans may be worrying that a deal looks unlikely.
But, as per EFL and Premier League rules, Everton 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 or EFL, clubs can then be granted permission to submit all the required transfer paperwork by a 1am deadline.
With time running out in the window, Rafa Benitez’s side may have to submit such a sheet to finalise the addition of Rondon.
The Blues will also be able to sign free agents after Tuesday’s window closes.