There's a little over a month to go in the transfer window, with clubs across Europe desperate to add to their squads ahead of the new season.
Romelu Lukaku remains the most expensive Premier League purchase at £75 million from Everton to Manchester United, while AC Milan have made everyone sit up and take notice of their lavish spending spree that includes luring Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus.
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Five of the six Premier League title candidates have already spent big on stars meant to become key men, but whether they will meet expectations may depend as much on them as their new surroundings. Irrespective of talent, the brick has to fit the puzzle for things to work out.
With that in mind, let's take a look at five major transfers so far this summer, the roles they'll get, and their potential importance in the title race.
Alvaro Morata, Chelsea
There's a reason why Antonio Conte has chased the Spanish striker since 2014, when he approved his arrival at Juventus only to leave the club four days before the move materialised. Morata suits his formulaic approach. Where others encourage improvisation, Conte rehearses moves comprising predetermined patterns and synchronised runs. These often start with a long pass to a striker who can play with his back towards goal.
With Barcelona still in the United States on their preseason jaunt, Thierry Henry fulfilled his ambassadorial duty by representing the club at the MLB game between New York Mets and Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Henry attended the game at Citi Field alongside fellow Barca alumni Juliano Belletti, who were both presented with their very own personalised Mets jerseys to kick things off.
The Frenchman was then invited to toss out the ceremonial first pitch, which he did with characteristic nonchalance.