Top five transfer rumours - Monaco have deep pockets, and are willing to spend £85m on Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo might start sleeping on a bed of money. Photo: PA

Not many teams will be able to compete with Monaco's ludicrous finance throwing, or their ability on the pitch if they manage to get their proposed targets.

Monaco don't seem to be getting bored of spending bucket loads of money, so are trying to excel themselves by offering £85million and a paltry £330,000 a week to Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Ligue 1 outfit look to take advantage of uncertainty at Real Madrid (Independent)

After a season sitting on the sidelines Darren Bent could have a saviour, and he is shaped like Alan Pardew, who is willing to bid £6million for the out-of-favour Aston Villa striker (Daily Telegraph)

Roberto Martinez is looking to raid former club Wigan for Antolin Alcaraz, who would be available on a free (Daily Mirror) and team-mate Arouna Kone, but the striker doesn't seem keen to join Everton (Metro)

Following his release by AC Milan, veteran midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has become a target for Sam Allardyce, who wants to add some experience to his midfield (Daily Mail)

After bagging Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Norwich boss is hopeful of adding another striker, with PSV's Ola Toivonen, but the Sweden international is also being looked at by Fulham (Daily Mirror)