The first day of the Premier League gave the managers a good indication of how their pre-season plans had gone - some clearly better than others.
Arsenal fans will be desperate to see new faces after a woeful performance at home to Aston Villa - and who would be more welcome than a certain Wayne Rooney?
But Gunners fans may yet experience more frustration in the transfer market as, although the Manchester United striker has indicated that he wants to leave Old Trafford - he would only head to Arsenal if Chelsea don't want him (Times)
If Chelsea miss out on Wayne Rooney they will switch their attentions to Anzhi striker Samuel Eto'o - but will face a battle with Napoli and Inter Milan for the 32-year-old striker's signature (Star)
Whether Rooney leaves or not, David Moyes wants to improve his midfield and is ready to launch an ambitious double swoop for Real Madrid duo Kaka and Mesut Ozil (Mundo Deportivo)
Liverpool are also looking to add to their front line and are weighing up a bid for Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao if they miss out on their primary target Willian (Mirror)
And finally, don't worry Arsenal fans there is more. Arsene Wenger wants Michu from Swansea but has been told the Spanish forward will cost him £25m. Plus, Wenger wants to add a bit of steel to his leaky defence and has prioritised Man City's Micah Richards (Mirror)