Singer Morrissey sparked speculation last week (ends20Sep15) that he is preparing to retire after announcing it is unlikely he will ever perform in his native U.K. again following a show in London on Monday (21Sep15).

The Suedehead hitmaker blamed his decision on a lack of interest from any record companies to offer him a contract following his departure from Capitol Music and Harvest Records in August last year (14), but now The Charlatans frontman has handed him a lifeline.

Burgess took to after hearing Morrissey's announcement to confirm he would love to sign the star to his O Genesis label, which he founded in 2011.

In a message on the social networking site, he wrote, "Hey Morrissey, don't give up playing gigs in the U.K. There's a deal for you at ogenesisrecords. Just give us a ring, yeah? Tim x."

He later added, "Phone just rang. Unknown number. Thought it might be Moz. It wasn't."