This transfer window is on course to break all kinds of records, with a number of Europe's biggest clubs in desperate need of new recruits.
The likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are all expected to be opening their chequebooks and making some significant investmenst, so despite the action ending on the pitch, events off it should build the excitement nicely for the new campaign.
One man who looks likely to be on the move for a massive fee is Atletico Madrid man Rodri. The Spain international has flourished under Diego Simeone this season into one of the most efficient and effective defensive midfielders in European football, which means he's going to take some prizing away from the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico have already lost a couple of first team stars in Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandez, whilst Thomas Partey continues to linked with a move and there's of course the case of Antoine Griezmann, who's handed in a transfer request. The World Cup winner is expected to move to Barcelona for over £100m so Los Rojiblancos aren't exactly going to be short on cash this window.
But in the case of Rodri, Atleti don't want to sell and they don't need to. But there's a major stumbling block in his contract which comes in the form of his mega €70m release clause, which both Manchester City and Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to pay up.
It's a lot of money but it shows the faith that each club have in his ability and a transfer would represent a monster profit for his current employers, who forked out €20m for him just 12 months ago.
Fans of the Premier League may be unfamiliar with Rodri, but he really is an excellent player. The 22 year-old has quietly gone about his business since rising to prominence with Villarreal then Atleti over the last few seasons but he has the quality to really go on and succeed at the highest level. But is he worth that massive transfer fee? We've taken a look at what he could potentially bring to Pep's Manchester City...