Transfer roundup: Liverpool to steal West Ham star, Lionel Messi prefers one English club?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Monday’s transfer rumblings include the two best players in world football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with stories linking the pair with moves to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s revitalisation under Jurgen Klopp could well be boosted by the signature of one of West Ham’s most impressive performers this season if the latest rumours are to be believed.

Liverpool eye Manuel Lanzini

Liverpool are reportedly considering a January move for West Ham loanee Manuel Lanzini, with Bleacher Report claiming that the Reds are ready to try and steal the Argentine away from the Hammers.

Manuel LanziniThe flying attacking midfielder arrived at Upton Park in the summer and has been a standout player for Slaven Bilic’s men in a progressive season for the London club.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are reportedly keen to try and persuade the former River Plate man to choice a switch to Merseyside over a permanent deal with West Ham.

Lanzini is currently on Al Jazira’s books but is widely expected to move to England in the long term after an impressive couple of months in the Premier League.

Messi wants Premier League move – with Arsenal his preference

It has been most Premier League fans’ dream to see Lionel Messi play in England, with The Daily Star claiming today that the Argentina captain has decided he wants to make a move to the Premier League.

Lionel MessiThe four-time Ballon d’Or winner has been embroiled in a scandal over taxes in Spain, with the British newspaper claiming that this has led to him wanting to leave the Iberian country.

Messi allegedly wants to move to the Premier League and would prefer a switch to Arsenal if he is to leave Barcelona.

The report also suggests that the South American’s wages would be in the £600,000 per week mark.

Real to relinquish Ronaldo

Rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move to the Premier League have been gathering pace of late, with Chelsea and former club Manchester United both said to be chasing the star.

Cristiano RonaldoThe Sun today state that Real Madrid are ready to cash-in on the current Ballon d’Or winner and will accept a bid of £80 million from one of his suitors.

With Ronaldo now 30, the report suggests that the La Liga outfit are willing to sell the Portugal international before his value dramatically drops as he ages.

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