In keeping with his long-standing contract feud with Arsenal football club, the England international has reportedly turned down a generous offer of £75,000 per week.
In truth, he's too good for those teams and could well find a home at the Emirates Stadium. He's incredibly versatile as a result of being bounced around on loan by AC Milan, excelling anywhere across the forward line.
He's played mostly as a striker this season, bagging eight goals and four assists for Saint Etienne in Ligue 1 so far.
Potential cost: £8-12 million
Fulham have a habit of picking up excellent players, locking them up for the night only to come down in the morning to see they've been stolen.
Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey left in the same window; it'd be a tragedy if Costa Rican international Bryan Ruiz left in January.
He's tricky, slight and comfortable in tight spaces, and he plays behind the front man, in a two or out wide.
Potential cost: £8-14 million
Jose Callejon is a sparsely used yet effective forward under Jose Mourinho, looking very much at home in his 4-2-3-1 formation.
He's put in impressive shifts against Ajax, Athletic Bilbao and Real Vallodolid in recent weeks and at 25, needs regular football to shed the opinion that he'll be a backup player all his life.
Potential cost: £5-7 million
The burden of replacing star winger Alexis Sanchez with the Zebrette took its toll and a temporary move has seen him reinstate the vigour to his game.
He plays almost entirely from the right-hand touchline, but his modern game allows him to pop inside and look comfortable anywhere on the pitch.
Potential cost: £5-8 million
Alex Teixeira gets little credit due to the fact that he plays alongside a host of stars.
The truth, however, is that Shakhtar Donetsk's game wouldn't be so expansive, Darijo Srna wouldn't be so impressive and the attack wouldn't be so balanced if it weren't for this Brazilian's diligent play.
He combines industry with trickery and doesn't take risks. He plays as a striker, in the No. 10 role or out in his current position of right wing.
Potential cost: £7-11 million