Tottenham have already stolen a march on some of their Premier League rivals with the addition of Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic in the window.
However, this has all the hallmarks of Tottenham ending up with neither. Or Rodrigo.
Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere. Not according to Bayern sporting director Oliver Kahn, at least.
You're signing for Real Madrid young man, it would have been nice if you could have made an effort (channeling my inner Brian Clough, there).
It's the exclusive his 39 followers have been waiting for: Gareth Bale is going to swap the delights of Madrid for Hull.
Actually, it's not that outlandish when you consider fellow Championship side Cardiff are the current favourites to secure his signature.
Whether Wayne Rooney will still be in charge of Derby when this fixture takes place is anyone's guess. But, with Leicester also having a friendly against Preston on the same day, it does at least provide Jamie Vardy with an excuse not to come face to face with Rams boss and fellow Wagatha Christie protagonist Wayne Rooney.