A sure contender for signing of the season has to be Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian forward is the Premier League's top scorer so far this season with 13 goals.
Salah has also contributed a further four assists for Liverpool this term, making the roughly £35m they paid for him in the summer seem a bargain.
But being in such prolific form is also bound to attract interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs. In what would be a very surprising move, reports suggest that Real Madrid are devising a player plus cash deal for Salah.
Very proud to have won this prestigious award for best African player, and joining the ranks of many great players who won it before me. pic.twitter.com/jgqrCHcLWl— Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) December 11, 2017
According to the notorious Spanish rumour mill Don Balon, Real Madrid would be willing to offer Liverpool cash plus winger Lucas Vazquez in exchange for Salah.
Vazquez has had nowhere near the prolific season Salah has. His limited game time for Madrid this season has seen the 26-year-old manage just one league goal.
With Real Madrid struggling this season, president Florentino Perez is said to be determined to bolster the club's attacking line. Los Blancos are currently in fourth place in the La Liga table, eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
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£35m bargain. pic.twitter.com/5Uqu0B1STV
Vazquez is out of favour in Madrid and the club would be willing to let him leave. But with the form that Salah is in, the deal that Madrid propose is certainly not a like for like swap of talent.
With 19 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this season, Real Madrid would have to cough up a lot of cash to tempt Liverpool to part ways with their star man.
Salah is proving to be a vital player for the Reds. The Egyptian has been involved in half of Liverpool's 34 Premier League goals this term.