I've actually spent the week telling myself 'I'll just wait for Kolarov / Balotelli / Džeko to sign then I'll do a long post about how awesome they are, how far we've come etc.' But none of them have signed so I've been left in limbo.
Some definite progress today, though, with the news that James Milner wants to leave Aston Villa, and that he will do so for 'the right price.' This has been fairly likely ever since he failed to commit his future to Villa in a press conference in May, and the impression that he wanted to leave has been strengthened by comments from Martin O'Neill, Stewart Downing and Stephen Warnock in the interim.
Now we have to haggle over a price. My prediction: just over £20million plus Nedum Onuoha.