But in Turkey, France and Russia it remains open as anyone who was following the incredible Hulk to Zenit St Petersburg deal or the less interesting Raul Meireles to Fenerbahce story will know.
That could yet mean that one of the fringe members of the squad will leave and there are stories emerging this morning that Tom Huddlestone could still make a loan move out of the club. Thudd made a welcome return to first team action at the weekend before his harsh sending off but will he move away for more playing time?
Alternatively, is this a desperate bid for more column inches? The story, which seems to originate in Metro, mentions no club and it merely refers to the fact that the window is still open in certain parts of Europe.
However, while it seems unlikely that Hudd will be a first choice for the starting XI for now, would it be a good move for the club and player to keep looking at a loan?