Chelsea have acquired an abundance of footballing wealth in the summer transfer market thanks to a successful recruitment strategy that has seen them acquire top-level talent in a variety of areas: Diego Costa and Didier Drogba up front, Cesc Fabregas in the middle and Filipe Luis in defence, however, there has long been rumours of further activity.
Considering Sami Khedira's plight at Real Madrid and his previous relationship with erstwhile Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho, the World Cup winning German has tenuously been linked with Chelsea, while Mehdi Benatia and Juan Cuadrado are also speculated eleventh hour targets.
Where Chelsea may do business, though, is player sales.
On Monday, the Blues compete in their first game of the 2014-15 Premier League season, at Turf Moor, against Burnley and whoever Mourinho doesn't pick to play in goal may make a case for a late August exit.
Out of the two goalkeepers vying for the spot between the sticks, it is Petr Cech not Thibaut Courtois who is the subject of newspaper rumour, while Fernando Torres is believed to be wanted by Bundesliga clubs and Andre Schurrle has enamoured Atletico Madrid.
"The market is open," said Mourinho, commenting on all of the prospective activity at a press conference earlier today, Friday. "And experience tells us all that we can never say what is going to happen.
"A player could have a different reaction or opinion in the last part of the month and we don't know if another club tries to do something with our players.
"The reality is I am happy with my squad, my club and the structure that supports me does fantastic work."
Intriguingly, he added: "My squad is not a perfect one, though.
"We have finally, in the squad, a significant number of Under-21 players who in the next few years will be considered home-grown. In the last few years it was only considered Jon Terry. The squad as a whole has experience, personalities, people with ambition."