Earlier this summer, the printed Mirror (May 19th, page 66) reported that Celtic were interested in trying to bring in Fikayo Tomori for the new season to add to our defence.
Certainly, it was fair to suggest then that we needed new players at the back and, wind forward a couple of months, that is still the case.
Clearly, though, the chances of us signing Tomori have decreased considerably if you take certain reports into mind.
Indeed, according to the Standard, Chelsea are willing to let him go this summer on either a permanent or temporary deal but only if, with the former, £20m is stumped up or, with the latter, a Premier League side comes calling.
Evidently, neither option particularly lends itself kindly to our situation and so it seems safe to argue the case that we are not going to be getting him in.
Christopher Jullien has arrived since, of course, but we could perhaps do with one more central defender this summer.