The solutions to several Premier League clubs’ striker quandaries swamp the gossip circles this morning, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle causing the biggest commotion.
So without, further ado, break the biscuits out, put the crossword down and immerse yourself in the only mid-morning transfer rumour roundup worth reading.
The Argentine has fallen out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain, who use him sparingly and often out of position.
His recent refusal to partake in a winter training trip to Morocco cost him a couple of weeks wages and fuelled further speculation that he was on his way out of the Parc des Princes.
Liverpool are keen admirers and, having initially tried to sign him prior to his PSG switch, could now procure the former Napoli star for as little as £8m according to the Daily Express.
With six goals and three assists, the Burnley ace spearheads the Clarets’ charge for survival and to see him depart would be a disaster.
However, just six months remain on his contract and, with Newcastle and Sunderland amongst the interested parties, a sizeable January offer could convince the Turf Moor head honchos to sacrifice survival in favour of a quick buck.
The Latino-sounding Lancastrian is another forward with Burnley ties and is today being lined up for a move back to the north west with Manchester City preparing a £20m bid for the Southampton man.
Not since the England international damaged cruciate ligaments against City last April has he kicked a ball in competitive action, which renders the prospect of this transfer coming to fruition highly unlikely, but the Saints can certainly afford to sell.
Their position of prominence in the Premier League is built off the back of a sound defence and, in Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic, they have proved they can get by without J-Rod.
A move would certainly suit them; Rodriguez is 11/5 to leave St Mary’s in this transfer window.