The form of Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez recently with Real Madrid has opened up numerous possibilities, with another one that Manchester United could now be considering.
According to TMW, a bid from Russian side Dinamo Moscow is being prepared for the Mexican, who they have remained interested in for some considerable time.
The offer suggested is a bid of around €8 million, plus a young midfielder Manchester United have been monitoring carefully, 21-year-old Roman Zobnin.
With his first full international for Russia now under his belt, Zobnin is widely regarded as a highly promising talent, and whilst Dinamo Moscow don't want to lose him, the temptation of landing Chicharito is also one they can't ignore.
Whilst he's had to be patient, over the last week, the 26-year-old has made the most of his starting opportunities with Real Madrid, firing them into the Champions League semi-finals.
That crucial strike was followed by an excellent brace of goals over the weekend in La Liga, as Real Madrid secured three important points away at Celta Vigo, keeping them firmly in the title race with Barcelona.
Prior to this key spurt of protagonism from Chicharito, it seemed almost certain Real Madrid wouldn't be exercising their €20 million option to sign him permanently. That situation now appears to have changed.
Spanish outlet Marca have suggested that whilst Real Madrid won't pay the pre-agreed asking price, an offer of €10 million seems more likely, plus they also want more time to make a decision over a permanent deal.
The decision deadline set by Manchester United as part of the initial loan deal, is set to expire on Thursday 30th April. However, they seem open to that being extended, allowing Real Madrid to weigh up their options more fully and negotiate with the player.
From there, it's up to Chicharito, who will want assurances he can have a key role to play next season, rather than spending most of the next campaign parked on the bench.