Today’s transfer round-up is a mixed bag.

And in that bag are many things, but only a handful of them are any good.

There are six names for us to ponder as targets, one player whose deal isn’t done yet but should be over the line soon and, of course, Kieran Tierney, the speculation that refuses to go away no matter how much we might all want it to.

I usually try to keep this quite jocular; today I’m simply not in the mood and want to get this done as quickly as possible and then drink a lot of gin. We have a Champions League qualifier coming up on us like a mugger in an alley and the total lack of forward progress is self-evident.

There was a lot of talk about how the club has been busy working on its target list for months.

God, isn’t it a good job they weren’t wasting that time instead?