West Ham United's great season so far has them just nine points off last season's points total, putting Sam Allardyce's side in a strong position to qualify for European qualification.
If the Hammers are to really push for a top four place, January additions may be required, and central defence has been a particular area of concern.
Aleksandar Dragovic, Dan Burn, Martin Hinteregger and Nicolas Nkoulou have all been linked, but that's largely because of the contract saga surrounding Winston Reid.
The 26-year-old New Zealand international has been a rock for West Ham in the last 18 months, but his current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2015, meaning teams have reportedly eyed up a cut-price deal for Reid in January.
The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been touted as possible suitors for Reid, with West Ham desperately attempting to extend his deal before the January transfer window.
Rumours of a contract offer in the region of £45,000-per-week have been mooted, but with time running out, fans remain nervous about losing their star defender.
Yet now, they've been given a glimmer of hope. Reid told London24 that he isn't concerned about his deal, suggesting that he isn't particularly in any great hurry to leave Upton Park.
"It doesn’t really affect me," he said. "It is just one of those things that has been going on in the background," said Reid.
"I know where I am and just get on with it and I have always given 100 per cent for this club for as long as I have been here and I will continue to do that. It is not something that bothers me, it is just part of footballer and it is no big drama," he added.
Reports over the weekend suggested that West Ham need to offer Reid a contract of £60,000-per-week in order to convince him to stay - which could be a little pricey for the Hammers.