This time in four weeks, the first weekend of the new Premier League season will be underway, which may serve as a wake-up call for sporting directors up and down the country.
Indeed, time is rapidly running out for clubs to strengthen with new signings and shape their squads by offloading dead wood.
Perhaps sensing this, Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Raphael Varane – and the Frenchman may not be the only Real Madrid star the Red Devils target.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are keen to tie down captain Jordan Henderson and goalkeeper Alisson to new contracts and are close to finalising an extension for the latter.
Over at the Emirates, Arsenal are looking to rubber stamp their £50million deal for Brighton defender Ben White, while north London rivals Tottenham could face a fresh approach from Chelsea for wantaway striker Harry Kane.
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