It is the same, season in, season out. Everyone always seems to be doing more business than you in the transfer market (unless you're an Aston Villa fan), while the number of potential targets seems to be dwindling at an alarming rate.
However, fear not if your team has still to make a signing in the summer window, you are not alone. As of 8am on June 27, there were 22 Premier League and EFL teams that had yet to officially bring in a single player, either on loan or permanently.
Planet Sport goes through the teams that have still to make their moves in the summer 2022 window and looks at who could be the first through the door for them.
The Bees remain keen to strike a deal with Christian Eriksen and have also been linked with Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis, Burnley winger Dwight McNeil and Barcelona's Danish forward Martin Braithwaite.
Romelu Lukaku's return to Inter Milan means the Blues are short in the forward areas, with Richarlison and Raphinha two names mentioned to fill the void. Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is also a reported target, as is Frenchman Jules Kounde, though a release clause of £103million is thought to be a major stumbling block.
Links with Cristiano Ronaldo surfaced over the weekend but the forward is still believed to be part of Erik ten Hag's plans at Old Trafford.
Much of the transfer talk has centred around the expected departure of Richarlison, rather than incomings. However, Harry Winks looks set to be their first addition of the summer, joining Dele Alli in making the move from Tottenham to Goodison.
The newly promoted Cottagers appear to be leading the chase for Liverpool's Welsh international Neco Williams and have also been linked with Dwight McNeil, Phil Jones and Marko Grujic, Jurgen Klopp's first ever signing for Liverpool.
They are also reported to have tabled an £11million offer for Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.
Were said to be in pole position to land Charles de Ketelaere from Club Brugge, a player dubbed the next Kevin De Bruyne. However, Leeds United now appear to be heading that chase. Giant Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic is also apparently on Brendan Rodgers' radar.
United are still in the running for Christian Eriksen, while Ajax winger Antony and Barcelona's Frenkie De Jong remain top targets, with United apparently "negotiating hard" for a fair deal for De Jong. That doesn't include letting Harry Maguire go the other way, though.
Wolves are in the running for two South American additions, with Brazilian Gabriel Barbosa - also known as Gabigol - and Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez both linked with Molineux moves.
Barbosa, 25, is currently at Flamengo and was crowned South American Footballer of the Year in 2019. Fernando, 21, is at River Plate where he reportedly has a release clause of £17million.
Seven Championship sides have still to make their first moves in the market amid talk of smaller budgets in the division this term.
Blackburn, Blackpool and Watford are all operating under new managers which has slowed down their progress when it comes to signings.
Hull have yet to dip their toe into the transfer market, with new owner Acun Ilicali taking a lead role in negotiations and a number of ambitious targets lined up, including Jean Michael Seri who has been released by Fulham and Adama Traore (no, not that one). No new signings have been confirmed yet, though Traore wearing a Tigers training top would seem to indicate a deal is close to being announced.
Dwight Gayle has been linked with a move to Sheffield United, who are also in the running for Leeds winger Crysencio Summerville. Bosnian defender Anel Ahmedhodzic is another player on Paul Heckingbottom's radar, though Blackburn are also thought to be interested in the Malmo player.
Birmingham City have mainly been linked with players leaving rather than arriving, while newly promoted Wigan have also to make their first signing of the summer.
Further down the EFL, Burton, Cheltenham, Derby, Exeter and Oxford have still to make a move in League One, with Derby's ongoing takeover saga and Wayne Rooney's departure muddying the water even further at Pride Park.
Colchester United and Sutton are the only League Two teams yet to bring in a player in the close season, though Colchester have brought in five new members of staff to their Colchester United Football in the Community team.