It's been a season like no other - and the ongoing summer transfer window is set to continue in the same manner.
Amid restrictions brought about by the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, supporters had to watch the majority of the last campaign from the comfort of their own homes.
Normality is not yet upon us, but the return of some fans for the final games of the season - plus Euro 2020 - does offer light at the end of this proverbial tunnel.
Covid-19 has not only impacted things in a social sense, but financially as well.
Elite clubs across Europe are set to be affected in that regard, too, although the full extent of what it all means for the transfer market is yet to be determined.
Regardless of how many millions there are to spend in the Premier League and beyond, it has not prevented the rumour mill from conjuring up several high-profile links, with Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish and England captain Harry Kane among those in hot pursuit.
Here is our guide to the summer transfer window as clubs and key figures responsible for incomings and outgoings prepare to get down to business ahead of the 2021/2022 season.
When does the summer transfer window open?
As far as Premier League clubs are concerned, the transfer window in England opened on Wednesday, June 9 - and is set to run for 12 weeks.
It means players can be transferred between English clubs already, but deals involving sides from overseas will only be rubber-stamped on July 1.
When does the summer transfer window close?
Clubs across the Premier League have until 11pm on Tuesday, August 31 to get deals across the line this summer. As always, though, there is the slight loophole of being able to work into the night - should the relevant paperwork be submitted ahead of that cut-off.
With no Jim White to contend with on Sky Sports after he departed the broadcaster after 23 years, deadline day is set to take on a new guise this summer, too.
As you may have already noted, the upcoming Premier League season kicks-off on August 14 - meaning there is still plenty of scope for further additions a few games in.
What about other leagues in Europe?
As things stand, the conclusion of this summer transfer window is set to marry up nicely - with all clubs across the main divisions in Europe having until August 31 to get deals across the line.
However, due to time differences and other such criteria, it's almost certain that 11pm GMT is not necessarily going to mark the exact cut-off elsewhere.
Manchester United are one of several clubs who are expected to do business with their European counterparts, as they continue to track long-term target Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.