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Monday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Mesut Ozil, Lionel Messi, Romain Faivre

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Monday, January 11.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Monday, January 11.

Monday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Mesut Ozil 'wants £68,000 a week from Arsenal until 2023'

Mesut Ozil warms up for Arsenal on June 20, 2020© Reuters

Arsenal attacker Mesut Ozil reportedly wants £68,000 a week from the Gunners until 2023 in order to leave the club before the end of the month.

The 32-year-old's current deal at the Emirates Stadium is due to run until June, but it is understood that the capital giants have opened discussions with the playmaker over the possibility of buying out his contract.

Ozil earns £350,000 a week at the club, but according to The Sun, the former Germany international is preparing to offer Arsenal the chance to spread out the remainder of his contract until 2023.

The report claims that the former Schalke 04 youngster wants £68,000 a week from Mikel Arteta's side over the next three years, which would cut monthly spending levels by £1.2m.

Ozil has not been involved for the Gunners during the 2020-21 campaign, having been left out of the club's Premier League and Europa League squads.

DC United and Fenerbahce are thought to be the favourites to sign him on a free transfer.



Paris Saint-Germain 'may not be able to afford Lionel Messi'

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 3, 2021© Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain may not be able to sign wantaway Barcelona forward Lionel Messi due to the Argentine's wage demands, according to journalist Julien Laurens.

Messi has entered the final six months of his deal with Ronald Koeman's side and is free to begin talks with other clubs after failing to force an exit last summer.

PSG and Manchester City are thought to be the two clubs financially capable of pulling off a deal for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, but Laurens has since expressed concern over the former's ability to strike a deal due to their mammoth wage bill.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Laurens said: "With Financial Fair Play, the pandemic and how much PSG have been affected like all other big clubs, I don't know how, just at the payroll level, you could have Neymar, let's say on 30 million euros a year, Messi on 60 million euros a year and Mbappe potentially with a new contract on the same amount as Neymar.

"Only those three would be around 150 million euros, just their salaries, every year. Financially, it's not possible. But they seem to say that they are going to try. But I don't think it's realistic."

Messi - who is also being linked with a move to the MLS - has started to hit top form after a slow start to the campaign and bagged a brace in Saturday's 4-0 win over Granada.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Manchester United transfer targets as Boubakary Soumare emerges as possible signing
Sports Mole rounds up and assesses all of Manchester United's latest transfer targets and rumours, including the club's interest in Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare. Read more.

Manchester United 'tracking Brest midfielder Romain Faivre'
Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on highly-rated Brest midfielder Romain Faivre, who is also being monitored by Paris Saint-Germain. Read more.

Chelsea 'will not let Ross Barkley leave on the cheap'
Chelsea are not willing to let Ross Barkley move to Aston Villa on the cheap if the West Midlands outfit want to strike a permanent deal, according to a report. Read more.

Mauricio Pochettino 'makes Paul Pogba top Paris Saint-Germain transfer target'
New Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to the club, according to a report. Read more.

Kevin Campbell urges Arsenal to sign Norwich City's Emiliano Buendia
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes that the Gunners should be looking to sign Norwich City's Emiliano Buendia this month. Read more.

Lucas Torreira heading for Fiorentina loan move?
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira could spend the second half of the season on loan at Fiorentina, according to a report. Read more.

Jadon Sancho insists he is focused on Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho insists that he is purely focused on his performances after intense speculation surrounding a move to Manchester United. Read more.

Real Betis to rival Genoa for Arsenal's Sokratis?
Real Betis reportedly join Genoa in the race to sign out-of-favour Arsenal centre-back Sokratis, who is expected to leave the club this month. Read more.

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney 'becomes long-term Napoli target'
Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney reportedly remains a target for Serie A side Napoli. Read more.

Liverpool 'prepared to let Sepp van den Berg leave in January'
Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg is reportedly close to leaving the Reds on loan, with clubs in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany all interested. Read more.

Luka Jovic 'desperate to leave Real Madrid'
Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic reportedly wants to leave the club this month, and Zinedine Zidane is happy to sanction an exit after losing trust in the 23-year-old. Read more.

Agent: 'Fernandinho has offers from Brazil, Europe'
The agent of Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho reveals that his client has offers from Brazil and across Europe. Read more.

West Ham United 'considering Mariano Diaz loan move'
West Ham United could sign Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz on loan for the rest of the season, according to a report. Read more.

Newcastle United end interest in Manchester United's Brandon Williams?
Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams is reportedly no longer a loan target for Newcastle United. Read more.

Sam Allardyce wants "extremely busy" January transfer window
At least one striker is on the former England manager's wish list. Read more.

Eduardo Camavinga flattered by Real Madrid interest
Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga intends to wait until the end of the season before weighing up a move to Real Madrid or any other interested big-name clubs. Read more.

Report: Everton interested in West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson
A report claims that Everton are pondering a move for West Ham United attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, who is currently on loan with Porto. Read more.

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