Transfer deadline day: Follow on BBC TV, radio, online and social media

Manchester United's Paul Pogba
Manchester United's £89m signing of Paul Pogba is the biggest deal of the transfer window

Fans, players and club officials will be ready for one of the busiest days of the 2016-17 football season when the summer transfer window closes on Wednesday, 31 August.

Managers will be looking to make final additions to their squads before the deadline passes at 23:00 BST in England and midnight in Scotland.

The BBC has several ways for you to keep up to date with all the latest deals, speculation and analysis on what could potentially be a frantic climax to the transfer window.


For those of you following deadline day both home and abroad, follow our live text commentary from 07:00 BST until the window closes on your computer, tablet or phone via the BBC Sport website or app.

The BBC will bring you every completed deal, with updates from reporters around the grounds plus gossip and analysis from our team of pundits.

You can get involved throughout the day via our social media channels and have your say on the biggest storylines.

Our transfers page will be updated as every deal is completed and we will also be keeping track of moves across Europe with the transfer windows in Spain, Italy, Germany and France also shutting on Wednesday.

Social media

You can follow all the deadline-day deals via the @BBCSportexternal-link or @BBCMOTDexternal-link accounts on Twitter and share your views using #bbcfootballexternal-link.

There will be updates on the BBC Sportexternal-link and Match of the Dayexternal-link Facebook pages, where you can give your reaction as the day progresses.

Keep an eye on the BBC Sport Instagramexternal-link page for picture updates from our reporters around the UK.

Manchester City's John Stones.
John Stones' £47.5m move to Manchester City makes him the most expensive English signing of this transfer window


Mark Chapman will host a four-hour deadline-day special on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:00 to 23:00 BST. He will be joined by Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy, Chris Sutton, Charlie Adam and Danny Mills who will give their expert take on the day's biggest moves.

Rory Smith, chief football writer of the New York Times, and European football expert Andy Brassell will also be in the studio to analyse the major storylines.

Press the BBC Red Button to watch the action from the studio with special enhanced visual coverage of the transfer deadline-day special.

There will also be regular transfer updates on the BBC's national and regional radio stations while the Sports Today programme on the BBC World Service is at 16:32 BST.


Dan Walker will present a Transfer Deadline Day special edition of Football Focus on BBC One from 22:45 BST.

His guests are Jenas and Murphy, who will look back at the transfer window and run the rule over the main talking points.

There will be regular transfer news on national and regional television programmes as well as BBC World News, which will have updates at 18:30, 22:30 and 01.45 BST.

Things fans do on transfer deadline day

The app

You can get the latest breaking news, listen to BBC Radio 5 live and sign up for alerts from your favourite teams or sports on the BBC Sport app which you can download for your smartphone or tablet.

It is available from Google Playexternal-link for Android devices, the App Storeexternal-link for Apple devices, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstoreexternal-link.

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