Manchester City's summer transfer period is suddenly coming down to their pursuit of one player.
If City acquire Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, the Sky Blues' summer dealings will be viewed as sensible and surgical.
If City miss on Mangala, though, there are sure to be questions about whether City's Financial Fair Play sanctions bit them even more quickly than anyone thought possible.
Finishing the summer with Bacary Sagna, Fernando and Bruno Zuculini as their only acquisitions would feel suspiciously like the ill-fated summer of 2012 to City supporters.
Another symptom of all this is the way so many of the following slides focus on players possibly leaving City rather than potentially coming in.