Even in its absence, however, the top flight has still been at the root of plenty of gossip and speculation, with Newcastle United commanding more than their fair share of attention.
As always, we’ve gathered all of the latest news from around the web – click and scroll through to get up to date with all of the most recent updates.
1. Everton and Palace in Diaz hunt
Everton and Crystal Palace have joined the hunt to sign Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz. The La Liga champion is out of favour in the Spanish capital and could be on the move in the near future. (Sport) Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images
Photo: Angel Martinez
2. Wilder reveals stance on Norrington-Davies
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has claimed that he has no intention of selling left-back Rhys Norrington-Davies in January, amid reported interest from Burnley. The Wales international is currently on loan at Luton Town, with West Brom and Stoke City also said to be keen. (Yorkshire Live) Photo by Geoff Caddick / AFP
Photo: GEOFF CADDICK
3. Potter reassures Alzate
Brighton manager Graham Potter has assured midfielder Steven Alzate that he still has a big part to play this season. The Colombian has played just 11 minutes of action in the Seagulls' last four Premier League matches. (The Argus) Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Photo: Jan Kruger
4. Burnley sign young striker
Burnley have completed a deal for teenage Danish striker Arman Taranis. The U19 international impressed during a recent trial spell at Turf Moor. (Official club website) Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images
Photo: Alex Pantling