Nine times out of ten and transfer deadline days come and go with barely a murmur.
This one, old Ferret thinks, could prove a little different.
Cos, there's another old face in play here – unless our friends in Trondheim are starting a little auction of their own for the services of Steffen Iversen.
Because there was the lad's agent and the famous Mr Hoftun telling the Norwegian daily paper, Dagbladet, that the Canaries were back a-sniffing again.
Whether the Big Man's move for Chris Killen is now over-taking events is another matter, but old Ferret just wonders whether there is a foreign adventure afoot this weekend; that someone might have been dispatched to the far side of the North Sea with a message to bring me back the head of Steffen Iversen.
The lad has an English wife who, legend has it, isn't a big one for the Norwegian winters. She'll be freezing her little proverbials off right now as Siberia heads west with a wintry vengeance.
“We are expecting a new bid this weekend,” Iversen's Mr Ten Per Cent Christian Eidem told the newspaper.
City have, apparently, already had one bid rejected – one of �200,000.
But with the Bell cash banked, could be now upping that offer.
As ever, Herr Hoftun is playing hard-ball; that – in principle – Rosenborg are not prepared to sell their star town and home-town hero; they've got a big season coming up, blah, blah, blah…
They are, however, out of this season's UEFA Cup competition, which was always the sticking point last year.
“We know we have many good players, but this mostly is about the timing. We are beginning a really important season for RBK. We want to return to the top of the league, moreover we have a good chance to enter the Champions League.
“This is the most important for us,” said Hoftun.