Despite no official announcement regarding the status of Mesut Ozil's dramatic transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal for £42.5m, the general consensus is that it is merely a matter of time before one of the clubs releases a statement.
That, though, has not stopped Ozil's potential new team-mates talking about the deal as Laurent Koscielny is quoted by LeSport10 to have said that: 'Mesut Ozil is a world-class player, a technical player who can adapt to Arsenal. The coach has been criticised by fans. We know that the club has money for transfers but then there's the desire of players to come to Arsenal or not.'
Burgeoning Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson, 24, will gain first team experience as Jose Mourinho has ratified a season-long loan deal to Netherlands club Vitesse.
Norwich City and West Ham United are suggested by Sky Sports News to be in talks over the short-term future of Ricardo Vaz Te, who could temporarily switch employers for the year.
In the pipeline
Everton and Manchester United's efforts to sign midfielders have been thwarted by the expected selling clubs who aren't actually doing any selling. FC Porto have managed to keep hold of Fernando who, according to The Guardian, says he is not going to Everton… or, more specifically, is not going anywhere.
The same broadsheet claim Atletico Bilbao are confident of keeping hold of Ander Herrera, who Manchester United are keeping tabs on should their attempts to land Marouane Fellaini fail.
Both stories, though, are far from over, especially when one considers Herrera does have a release clause embedded into his contract (£30.5m) but, in the words of Guilherme Balague on Sky Sports News: 'Even if you ask Herrera if he is worth that much now he would say no, but in two years? Yes.'
Capped Italian goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, 27, has passed a medical examination and will sign for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, rivaling Wojciech Szczesny for the spot between the sticks. Viviano joins the Gunners from Palermo.
Libor Kozak is believed to have cost Aston Villa £5m. The towering 6'4 striker transferred from Lazio, according to The Guardian, who quote the player to have said he always dreamed of playing in the Premier League.
Swansea City have signed striker Alvaro Vazquez, from Getafe, on a season-long loan, Southampton have sent Emmanuel Mayuka to Sochaux for a year, according to BBC Sport, Liverpool have exchanged terms with three players: Tiago Ilori, Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses for a year while Adrian Mariappa moved from Crystal Palace to Reading.
Gareth Bale managed three keep-ups during his unveiling as a Real Madrid galactico in front of a 20,000 strong crowd.