It is looking increasingly likely that January 2015 will provide the window for Wesley Sneijder to clamber through and leave Galatasaray.
The Dutch playmaker has long been linked with a move away from the Turkish giants, with few expecting him to last two years is Istanbul.
He has reached that milestone, but a fresh start may be on the cards.
Talk of a move to Manchester United has been simmering for some time now, and has intensified following the arrival of Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
It has been suggested that a cut-price deal could be done for Sneijder, with the 30-year-old entering the final 18 months of his contract.
His representative has, however, warned that no transfer talks will be opened unless a 20 million euros (£15.7m) release clause is met, with no side matching that valuation as yet.
Guido Albers told Bugun TV: “Anyone interested in speaking to Galatasaray will have to meet the 20 million release fee. We need that money, not five or 10.
“If there is a club interested him, they have to negotiate with the board, not with me. Suitable offers still haven’t arrived and Wesley is happy at Galatasaray.”
Sneijder would be a welcome addition to the Premier League ranks having previously impressed at Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter.
He possesses the playmaking ability to set the English top-flight alight and could be a shrewd acquisition for any number of sides.
It would, however, have to be a leading club to lure him away from his current surrounds, with players of his quality deserving of a Champions League stage.