Despite receiving close to €70 million from Real Madrid for Kaka, AC Milan are unlikely to be splashing out on Wolfsburg's striker, Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian will not be permitted to leave the Bundesliga champions.
Across town and the whispers are more about exits than entries; Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the brink of moving from Inter to Barcelona while Maicon continues to moan about his lack of respect. Luis Jiminez's agent claims that his client is yet to hear official confirmation of West Ham United's interest, while Olympique Lyonnais have thrown their name in the hat for Patrick Vieira's signature.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have allegedly moved into pole position for Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero; the London club have bid a sum of €51m. Also, reports suggest that Carlo Ancelotti's team have stolen a march on a certain Galactico-inspired Spanish club in the race for David Villa.
Real Madrid is again a hub of activity; the Cristiano Ronaldo rumour will not submerge but a former Manchester United player, Gabriel Heinze, could leave the Bernabeu. He's close to returning to Paris St Germain. Meanwhile, the Spanish giants have ended their interest in Wigan's Antonio Valencia.
Javier Mascherano was linked with a move to Barcelona, but his Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez, has categorically ruled out an exit.
At Camp Nou, Pep Guardiola's team allegedly hold first-refusal rights on Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery. Luca Toni, his team-mate is delighted to have been linked to the European champions.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are queuing for Sebastien Bassong, who has declared his intent to leave Newcastle in the wake of their relegation.