The transfer window is fast approaching, with some deals already having been done, but how do they come about?
There are several steps to a transfer - starting with the scouting stage before moving to the enquiry and eventually getting to the announcement stage, the bit we all like.
The time it takes transfers to happen can vary, some are extremely quick when both clubs agree terms and the player agreed personal terms very fast, whereas others are more protracted and drawn out.
All three west London clubs will currently be well into the various stages of the transfer saga, with some deals further along the process than others.
Ahead of the transfer season kicking into top gear, we've put together a handy video guide so you can see just what exactly goes into a transfer.