I've always maintained that the best bit of business Ipswich Town can do this summer, is tie down Bartosz Bialkowski to a new long term deal.
So you can imagine my surprise at today's recent development, linking Poland's number 3 with a £3m move to Championship rivals Birmingham City.
Since moving to the club, Bialkowski has been an ever present and is widely regarded as one of the best keepers in the division. His recent call up for his national side, a long time ambition, capped off an extremely successful few years at Ipswich Town. To be included on the plane to Russia and the World Cup finals, was the icing on the cake.
A new contract was mooted in January, and all looked agreed and ready to sign. However, Mick McCarthy walked out of the club in the spring and the contract went unsigned.
Ipswich and Bialkowski are now left with 3 options. Number 1 is obviously, sign a contract extension and remain at the club. Number 2, not sign a contract, play this season out and leave on a free. Number 3, cash in and bring a replacement in as soon as possible.
Obviously, option 1 is the desired choice from both fans and the club. But behind the scenes we have no idea what's going on. Bart may be unsettled? Seems unlikely given he's consistently reiterated his desire to remain at the club.
Premier League interest? Again, possibly not as I'm sure that interest would've peaked sooner than this, Birmingham has been the only link in recent weeks following Poland's disappointing exit from the World Cup.
A clash of ideals with the new manager? Maybe Paul Hurst doesn't see Bart in his plans for the future? I'd like to hope that's rubbish, but you can never be too sure in the modern game.
Could this all be just pure media speculation? I'd like to think so! Ipswich would be mad to sell off two prized assets in one transfer window, and I would imagine it will take more than £3m to part ways with a player of Bialkowski's quality.
And why would we strengthen a rival club? Birmingham were almost relegated last season and I do not see it as the place to be if Bart is to achieve another ambition of playing in England's prestigious top flight. Quite the opposite of I am brutally honest.
For now, this is idle media chatter. Joe Garner was linked with Bolton and nothing has come of that link. Waghorn with Forest and Boro which has failed to materialise also, a week after the transfer story broke.
If anything, we are far more likely to see more incomings than outgoings as the transfer window reaches its crunch point and Town look to strengthen, not weaken, their threadbare squad.