As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact sport around the globe, the resulting financial crisis means there will be less money in the upcoming transfer window and clubs will have to get creative if they are looking to move players on, or bring in new arrivals.
The transfer rumour mill is still turning but, as Europe's top clubs have done in the past, it is unlikely that any of them will spend €100 million on one player this summer. Transfer values have shrunk, clubs are cutting costs, but swap deals could be the salvation. Barcelona, who have been hit harder than most, could lead the way as Jordi Cardoner i Casaus, the club's first vice president, told ESPN that swapping players will become common practice.
There's a few high profile precedents from history (although it didn't work out that well) as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto'o traded Barcelona for Inter Milan in 2009, along with a host of others over the years.
With the caveat that they are all hypothetical, here's a list of swap deals that big clubs could try to pull off in the transfer market once it reopens to get what they want. *All market values by Transfermarkt.