Will United be saved by the goalpost?
So Newcastle United are interested in Peter Crouch.
And why not?
After all he did become a cult hero during the summer and he would be the perfect foil for Oba Martins and Michael Owen when he eventually comes back from injury.
And with the big man benefiting from crosses more than most, James Milner will be rubbing his hands at the prospect, not to mention Nobby Solano who played with Crouch at Villa and the pair remain close pals.
Crouch - who stands almost as tall as the posts - flirted with skill and success throughout a journeyman career.
He was deemed not good enough by Spurs as a kid and then went on to QPR where he caught the eye and then he moved on to Pompey and forged a fine relationship with ex-Croatia star Robert ProsineÃÂ?ki.
Eighteen goals at Portsmouth prompted Aston Villa to snap him up where he then scored on his debut against Newcastle.
But it didn't quite happen for Crouch at Villa and after a loan stint with Norwich he made his name again with Southampton eventually alerting Liverpool to cough up ÃÂÃÂ£7million for his services.
And if he epitomises the cliche "he's got a good touch for a big man" he certainly didn't show it in his early career with Liverpool when he "could not hit a barn door."
He did get off the mark but the true Crouchy was still struggling to fulfil his potential.
Crouch is conscious of his enormity at times and in turn this has an effect on his confidence - that was until he did THAT dance.
His cult hero status began during the summer when the feel good factor was with us all at the start of a long World Cup.
David Beckham's party before the tournament resulted in Crouchy getting jiggy on the dancefloor with pals and pulling off a robotic dance that would change his life.
All of a sudden everybody loved the Crouch, even Prince William, with the big striker asked to perform the dance in his presence.
He then blasted home a fine goal against Hungary and a hat-trick against Jamaica before netting a crucial goal against Trinidad and Tobago.
Many have questioned the quality of his goals and the quality of opposition but he's still got 11 in 14 for England.
And 14 in total this season for club and country.
It's not a bad tally and although the robotic celebration has been put away for a while until he scores a big goal, in his own words.
Crouch though would be a good signing for United.
That said there looks to be a few stumbling blocks.
Firstly the price. Can United afford between ÃÂÃÂ£7million and ÃÂÃÂ£12million?
And secondly the fact that Liverpool want to buy David Villa from Valencia and Valencia don't want to sell the Spanish hotshot.
Liverpool want to offer ÃÂÃÂ£25million but Valencia recently insisted that only ÃÂÃÂ£100million will do!!!
So there you have it the first big name to be linked with United and the transfer window hasn't even opened for business yet.
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