An international break is not something that is always welcomed by followers of the Premier League and it is most certainly not among the favourite things of the competition's managers.
Seeing your prized assets jet off for what could be a bruising encounter, with injury possible at any moment, will have the likes of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho or Arsene Wenger watching games through their fingers.
However, the little break does provide a chance for clubs to get some things done - like preparing for the January transfer window. This international break has plenty of juicy transfer stories for your interest.
Manchester United, as ever, feature heavily in today's transfer talk and they have apparently been given some important information regarding one major target. Arsenal will also take a keen interest in that particular titbit too.
Meanwhile, Chelsea's chase for one young star gets a little more complicated as more clubs join the queue and the jostling has started. Though Jose Mourinho has other options and developments in one of those situations will have caught the Portuguese's attention.
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Tottenham Hotspur are not a particularly contented club at the moment, so the interests of one of Serie A's biggest sides will do little to improve the atmosphere. Mauricio Pochettino would love to be able to spend like his rival Manuel Pellegrini, who is being linked with a major fight with an old rival over one of the hottest prospects in Spain.
There's something for everyone in there and all that's left for you, dear reader, to do is click on the 'Begin Slideshow' button below and get your fix of transfer news.