It's a funny old game.
While Nottingham Forest might have snatched Jesse Lingard off the tail of West Ham United, David Moyes is given a timely push by the East Midlands.
Amadou Onana, a top-level midfielder for West Ham, was admired by the Athletic, but Nottingham Forest unveiled another high-energy, box-to-box midfielder in garibaldi's red. One who's arrival would put an end to speculation linking Onana to the play-off winners.
After agreeing to a double contract for Lewis OBrien and his former Huddersfield Town team-mate Harry Toffolo, Forest manager Steve Cooper says, "We're pleased to have secured the signing of Lewis."
He has many of the qualities we are looking for in a midfielder.
But what about the other clubs that have placed Onana on their summer wishlists? Arsenal also appears to be prioritizing other targets. Oleksandr Zinchenko will join Arsenal in a 32 million deal with Mikel Arteta and Gabriel Jesus.
City manager Pep Guardiola tells The Mirror that he'll say on behalf of the club, our sincere thanks on and off the pitch. It was nice to catch Oleks yesterday, because we could say bye properly.
Gabi (Gabriel Jesus) and Raheem (Sterling) could not accomplish the task, and he moves on to Arsenal. Zinchenko will be a disappointment, but life goes on.
On the left-hand side of Mikel Artetas' midfield two, Zinchenko might fill the position of inconsistent, ever-combustible Granit Xhaka. OBrien, who plays similarly left-footed, is expected to fill a similar role at Nottingham Forest.
However, this does not imply that West Ham has a clear run against Onana. The 6ft 5ins Belgium international is still one of the most sought after young midfielders on the market, despite the fact that both Arsenal and Nottingham Forest are seemingly out of contention.
After a third offer of 32 million (Sky Sports), things are headed in the right direction.
The Hammers are now confident Onana will wear claret-and-blue in 2022/23, according to the Standard. That confidence, it appears, is not misplaced.