At least three clubs are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the former Arsenal captain banished from the first team entirely.
Still, they did a test run with Mesut Ozil and now know that if they ostracise a player enough, eventually he will leave.
Now 32, Aubameyang will have no shortage of suitors when the window opens.
Barcelona have been linked with a while but he is not their first choice.
Juventus have also been linked as they search for a new forward while all the money Newcastle United have burning a hole in their shorts sees them linked with the Gabon hitman.
The Magpies would be best placed of all three sides to pay Aubameyang’s wages and would certainly be a statement signing for the new regime.
Will Auba want to follow the money, however? Or does he fancy one or two more seasons at a club still playing in Europe before heading off for a payday elsewhere?
It has also been reported that Aubameyang has been offered to Millan, Inter and AS Roma.
I guess we won’t have long to find out what his future holds.