The Premier League looks set to bring in a new world of big-money moves.
Here's a smattering of this summer's movers and shakers...
David James - Watford to Liverpool (£1m)
Stuart Ripley - Middlesbrough to Blackburn (£1.3m)
Neil Pointon - Manchester City to Oldham (£600,000)
John Jensen - Brondby to Arsenal (£1.1m)
Chris Waddle - Marseille to Sheffield Wednesday (£1m)
Neil Ruddock - Southampton to Tottenham (£750,000)
David Rocastle - Arsenal to Leeds (£2m)
Alan Shearer - Southampton to Blackburn (£3.6m)
Robert Fleck - Norwich to Chelsea (£2.1m)