This article explores several potential summer transfers that could change the complexion of the world of football, were they to come to pass.
With no major international tournament this summer, more time than usual is sure to be dedicated to the transfer sagas and rumours that can come to dominate the close of the season.
This time around, the gossip columns are brimming with potential movers; players and coaches keen to capitalise on their recent successes or eager to escape from a sticky situation.
With the rise of Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City, it feels like there are more moneyed clubs than ever, competing for the same superlative talents, and determined to capture the managers that are most likely of bringing success to their club.
As pointed out by my colleague Will Tidey, several of last summer's key signings have gone on to shape the outcome of Europe’s major leagues this time around. Could some of the protagonists mentioned here go on to make similar impacts in 2013-14?
Read on to assess some of these potential movers and shakers, and to explore how these transfers might change the complexion of Europe’s major leagues.