This is set to be the silliest of all transfer silly seasons as the big clubs try to react to the incredible title win by Leicester City last season: but few expected the shenanigans to begin quite this early.
As Manchester United close in on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the other big move was a somewhat unexpected one: Arsenal triggering Jamie Vardy's release clause with a £20m offer last Thursday.
There were reports that the move would go through yesterday (Monday) morning but Vardy jetted off with England's Euro 2016 squad with the watching press no wiser to his intentions.
However, Leicester are now believed to have made a counter-offer in order to persuade the 29-year-old to stay at the club, where he, along with Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante, is the crucial part in the system that proved so successful for the Foxes.
And if you were a Leicester fan expecting the worst, you can - perhaps - breathe a little easier with this latest subtle development: the player has updated his Twitter header to a photo showing the whole victorious team celebrating their triumph.
A Twitter picture? Is that all? You may scoff - but Vardy knows the importance of the social media platform, famously responding to Harry Kane's 'lions' Instagram post with a lion of his own, as the title was slipping away from Tottenham as they stumbled against Chelsea:
And of course, who could ever forget this infamous piece of poetry?
And, one more time, just because: