So, one Barcelona transfer story is finally put to bed by the player himself, and another saga prepares to take centre stage.
David Luiz's dream move to Barca looks set to be vetoed by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and with only one week left until the start of the La Liga season, will "Tata" Martino have to make do with Adriano or Javier Mascherano as an emergency centre back?
What will this mean for Barca's hopes of keeping pace with what looks like an already well-oiled Real Madrid machine.
Let's take a look at the news and rumours from the last couple of days and remember to keep checking this page for updates.
LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY AUGUST 9