This is how Newcastle United can get extra time to seal a transfer deal for Arsenal youngster Joe Willock

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

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

At least one new addition is likely, with Arsenal youngster Joe Willock in talks over a loan move as Steve Bruce looks to add a new option in midfield – but the clock is ticking towards the deadline.

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But, as per Premier League rules, Newcastle can be given until 1am to complete the deal - providing that the club have submitted a 'Deal Sheet'.

Joe Willock could join Newcastle United tonightJoe Willock could join Newcastle United tonight
Joe Willock could join Newcastle United tonight

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.

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Once received and approved by the Premier League, clubs can then be granted permission to submit all the required transfer paperwork by a 1am deadline.

This applies to loan deals as well as permanent ones, which is useful for the Magpies in this instance.

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

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