Manchester United were heavily linked with a bid for the services of former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez this January.
Four months on, the odds about the 30-year-old being Euro 2016 top goalscorer indicate that if the Reds retain an interest in his services it may be wise to secure his signature before the tournament gets under way.
Back in midwinter, the German international was in the process of rekindling his best form on loan at Besiktas after an injury-marred two years with Fiorentina.
There can be little doubt that he has done so conclusively now the season has ended, after scoring 26 goals in 33 games as the Black Eagles won their first Super Lig title since the 2008/09 season.
Gomez has certainly convinced the bwin odds compilers, who have just three players shorter than the revitalised marksman in the betting to be Euro 2016 top goalscorer: 7/1 favourite Thomas Muller, Cristiano Ronaldo at 8/1 and Antoine Griezmann at 9/1.
Germany coach Joachim Low can be in little doubt that the former Bayern Munich and Stuttgart goal machine remains lethal at international level after he bagged on his first international appearance since Euro 2012 in March.
Gomez had finished that tournament with a share of the top goalscorer honours and took just 57 minutes of Die Mannschaft’s recent friendly with England to pick up the old thread.
He has struck in each of his last six outings in all competitions for his club (bagging seven in total) and couldn’t be entering the competition in better form.
Yet to agree a permanent move to Besiktas, Gomez may well feel he still has one big move left in him.
United represent a club of sufficient stature to tempt the German, but they would be wise to conclude a deal before a tournament where he is liable to explode to avoid getting into a bidding war over his signature.