Today's big transfer rumours suggest that two young English players will look to find new clubs immediately, that new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is looking to bring in a Real Madrid defender as his first signing, and that Tottenham Hotspur may reignite their interest in a Serbian forward who has performed consistently well in Serie A.
Some deals appear more advanced than others, but it would be no surprise to see Premier League clubs accelerate their transfer plans as managers seek to finalise their first-team squads before the 2011-12 season starts in August.
Elsewhere, Barcelona appear resigned to postpone moves for Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez and Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi until next year.
Will these players now consider more seriously propositions from interested Premier League clubs? Might Barcelona look to the Premier League for alternatives?