The new year has arrived and that means preparations for the new season will start to gain momentum. To date 9 Designated Players have been signed. One of the signed DP's is Frank Lampard, but now sources from Gold Coast FC indicate the club might change their mind after it was revealed Lampard won't be arriving until July. So the DP number is in flux. Meanwhile, the Spartans and Gunners have indicated their intentions to carry a 3rd DP slot, although only the Spartans have actually purchased the slot so far. The Gunners revealed the clubs intent to make David Villa a DP#3, but nothing official yet. Trade rumors have also surfaced and we might see some clubs pull the trigger soon. No Retention Players have been signed so far although some clubs have hinted towards possible decisions.