Spurs are reportedly close to two sales in a key position. Two out must surely mean at least one in? Everton, Southampton & Aston Villa men are candidates.
Opinions on the double-sale may be mixed - some will no doubt want the pair to be given more of a chance, others will be delighted.
And, with Paulinho already having left north London this summer, are Spurs perhaps paving the way for a marquee signing?
Indeed, from a team who had five realistic options in central midfield (not including Paulinho), Tottenham are now down to three - with Mousa Dembele hardly in-favour last season, either.
That isn't a central midfield with enough cover for a top-four chase. Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino will know that - so is someone on their way in?
The loss of Stambouli and Capoue certainly might not be a great one for Pochettino - who didn't play the duo all that much anyway. But it still reduces Tottenham's options through the middle significantly. The logical approach of two going out would surely be at least one being brought in...