Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is being monitored by just about every Premier League after a hugely underwhelming start to life in La Liga, with a sensational summer return to England nowhere near as farfetched as you might suspect.
Suarez has scored just three times in 12 appearances for Barca since making a whopping £75 million summer move to the Catalan giants, with that transfer decision now under huge scrutiny along with just about everything else at a club in turmoil from top to bottom.
The Daily Mail believe that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City will now continue to monitor developments at Barca very closely over the next five months, with Suarez's long-term future now very much up for debate.
Suarez set to be the fall guy?
Barca are currently in the midst of a mounting crisis that has just about everyone's jobs under serious threat, with former sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta dismissed earlier this week.
His assistant Carles Puyol resigned very soon after, with rumblings that talisman Lionel Messi is unhappy with manager Luis Enrique sending shockwaves through the club. Suarez could yet end up being the fall guy as boardroom struggles begin, especially if Barca can recoup their astronomical outlay for the controversial striker at the end of the season.
Most likely destination?
If Barca are truly willing to sell Suarez, which remains a big if at this stage, interest from the Premier League would be massive.
Arsenal did of course try to sign the 27-year-old in a now infamous, ill-judged £40.1m move when the forward was at Liverpool. Suarez even went public with a transfer request to try and force the deal through, but the Red held firm and waited a further 12 months before selling their prized asset abroad for maximum profit.
The Gunners look unlikely to travel down that murky road once again, but it's a very different story elsewhere in England. City, Chelsea and perhaps most outrageously United would all reportedly jump at the chance to sign Suarez, who has extraordinary talent but a penchant for moments of madness to match.
Liverpool could also attempt to re-sign a player they've missed desperately this season, but that looks extremely unlikely when you can consider that the Reds have re-invested almost the entirety of that £75m in their current first-team squad.
Barca's 2015 transfer ban certainly complicates matters, but with early presidential elections looming don't be surprised if Suarez has to make a shock early exit from the Camp Nou, particularly if his goal return doesn't improve dramatically between now and the end of the season.