The Premier League have announced the dates when the transfer window will open and close this summer.
Clubs will officially allowed to buy and sell players from June 14th, but they will only be allowed to sign players from domestic leagues from that date.
Deals involving international players will only be allowed from July 1st and after (players contrats with clubs traditionally expire on June 30th).
The window will close again at 11 pm on September 1st.
In reality, clubs will have been working behind the scenes for months on deals, even if no official approaches to clubs are permitted.
They will have been discussing with their agents their potential availability and proposed terms and conditions, whilst clubs would have been sending out smoke signals as to who they might be prepared to sell and at what price.
Last summer the Premier League spent more on transfers than the other major leagues in Europe combined, and they are again expected to lead the way, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all likely to spend big this summer.
Chelsea, despite their issues with FFP, are also likely to splash the cash once more.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.