Although there have been some explosive moves on the transfer market this summer, most specifically Angel Di Maria swapping Manchester United for PSG and Arturo Vidal's move from Juventus to Bayern Munich, this transfer window has so far lacked the record breaking moves of a year ago.
Of the top five most expensive transfers, three happened last summer, and this season has seen the giant clubs of Europe proceeding a bit more carefully through the often murky waters of the summer transfer period.
It's doubtful now that anyone will break any of these top five transfers of all time this summer at least:
5) ANGEL DI MARIA | Real Madrid to Manchester United | £59.7m | 2014
An unmitigated disaster of a move. Angel Di Maria seemingly never wanted to come to United, but did get off to a good start in England before it all fell apart. He was sold on to PSG for £44 million this summer.
4) JAMES RODRIGUEZ | Monaco to Real Madrid | £63m | 2014
Real Madrid's president and resident ego maniac Florentino Perez simply had to have James Rodriguez, the star of the 2014 World Cup, and have him he and Madrid did. After a fairly quiet start to life in Spain, James has now become a star of the Real side.
3) LUIS SUAREZ | Liverpool to Barcelona | Approximately £70m | 2014
Nothing is ever straight forward when it comes to the career of serial biter Luis Suarez, but after a campaign where he helped Barcelona to a league title and a UEFA Champions League crown, all is looking well for the former Liverpool marksman in Catalonia following a delayed start to last season for chomping down on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil last summer.
2) CRISTIANO RONALDO | Manchester United to Real Madrid | £80m | 2009
Cristiano Ronaldo was terrific at Manchester United, but to be fair he's raised his game to another level during his time in Madrid. While battling with Barcelona's Lionel Messi every season for the best player in not only Spain, but world football, the £80 million Real spent on Ronaldo actually looks like a bargain in retrospect.
1) GARETH BALE | Tottenham to Real Madrid | £86m | 2013
After helping Real Madrid to their record tenth European Cup/UEFA Champions League crown in 2013/2014, Gareth Bale suffered through a very difficult second campaign in the Spanish capital as he came in for a lot of abuse from the often critical Madrid fans. He'll be hoping to rebound with a better campaign this season.