Manchester City are so close to playing football that actually matters.
After a whirlwind world tour, City can finally start focusing realistically on the Premier League season opener against Newcastle United at the Etihad on August 19.
The August 10 friendly with Arsenal will pique interest, no doubt, but as ever nothing compares to genuine Premier League play.
As Yogi Berra might have said, it got late early in the summer transfer window.
As Ferris Bueller might have said, if you didn't stop and look around once in a while, you might have missed it.
City might be finished in the transfer window. If they are, no one can say they did not do their utmost to improve the squad.
Still, there are moves to be made if City want to make them.