The excitement and anticipation that sees people book time off work to sit in front of the TV and see what massive, shocking deals take place or come out of left-field - only for nothing to happen bar Brighton sign a right-back from the Dutch second division.
As the 2019/20 season edges ever closer, though, it looks as if these final few days of the transfer window could well see some absolutely huge moves happen as sides look to reinforce their squads ahead of the new campaign. Star players could be switching clubs, ginormous transfer fees could be changing hands, and the footballing landscape could well be a very different one should some of these transfers indeed happen.
Whether any of these come to fruition, we'll have to wait and see - but it's that sort of excitement and hopeful expectation that so often makes these transfer windows great in the first place.
So with all of this in mind, then, here are ten major moves that could still play out before all is said and done and the 2019/20 season kicks off with a bang.