first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is open to a move to England after falling foul of the tax authorities in Spain. But the deal he wants would see him paid £18m a year AFTER tax, meaning a weekly wage of £600,000 before deductions. Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all keen on Messi but he is understood to be in favour of moving to London, with the Gunners his preferred option if he quits Barcelona. (Daily Star)Arsenal are ready to offer Mesut Ozil a new contract. The Germany World Cup winner’s deal has two years to run from the end of the season. But his form has been so impressive that the club want to keep him at the Emirates until at least 2019. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid are willing to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club — if they can recoup the £80million they paid for him. The La Liga giants paid the whopping fee six years ago and, despite his advancing years, club execs know Europe’s elite will be lining up to splash the cash on the three-time Ballon d’Or winner. The news will put Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea — who are both keen to land him — on red alert. (The Sun)Real Madrid want a new number nine and are hoping to sign Robert Lewandowski, according to the Bayern Munich star’s own agent. (Marca)Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao will be offered a January escape route to Valencia. The Spanish giants have made enquiries to Falcao’s representatives and have the cash to the deal. Chelsea are ready to terminate Falcao’s loan from Monaco as they have a season long agreement where they pay his huge wages. (Daily Mirror)Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic says he has been told by Serbian compatriot and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic that Jose Mourinho wants to sign him. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Serie A giants Inter Milan and Roma have also been linked with an interest in the 19-year-old midfielder. (Daily Express)Fulham striker Moussa Dembele admits he’s ‘flattered’ by the recent interest from the Premier League. The France Under-20 international has been linked with Tottenham and Everton ahead of the January window. (Daily Express)last_img

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