Monday, February 6, 2023

Chelsea poised to swoop for Liverpool’s £50m Torres

The Daily Mail today reports that Chelsea are ready to offer £50 million in a daring bid to sign Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be ready to create funds for the transfer which will see the the club break the world transfer record if the sale goes through. The current record is held by French legend Zinedine Zidane when he moved from Juventus to Real Madrid.

Despite the fact that Chelsea sacked manager Avram Grant on Saturday, Chelsea continue to pursue a number of players who have already been identified by the club as potential targets.

The Daily Mail reports that Torrest is one of those names that top the list of targets, and the Premier League runners-up will aim to persuade owner Tom Hicks to sell the popular striker.

Liverpool are currently a club in turmoil, and Chelsea look set to cash in on the choas at Anfield. Tom Hicks has said that he is desperate to raise profits at the club, and may see the sale of Torres as great business. Liverpool would make a profit of £27 million for the Spaniard after he moved to Anfield for £23 million from Atletico Madrid last summer.

However, it is unlikely that Rafa Benitez will agree to the sale, and any accepted offer would not only cause Liverpool fans to riot, but may also Benitez finally walk out the door at Anfield after season-long, strained relations between owner and manager. Although Hicks may look to make a profit at Liverpool, the American is also determined to become a popular figure among the fans, and may realise that the sale would make him public enemy number one.

Benitez is reportedly currently unhappy at the lack of resources at the club, and told the Daily Mail: “It is more difficult because after two years of Chelsea winning the league and spending big money, United (Manchester) needed to do the same. They started spending big money, and Arsenal were also spending big money on young players.”

“We’re trying to do the same but it’s more difficult to catch up. We’ll do our best. The key is not to talk about the title.”

Manager-less Chelsea have already been linked with a number of big name signings, including Kaka and Robinho, and the club envisage that any manager would not object to bids for these world class players.

[Source: Daily Mail]


Josh Scott



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14 years ago

What a wate of 17 seconds. I think IF Chelsea were to double this offer, then and only then,(and I do believe this could happen) Chelsea will be told to go fcuk themselves!!

14 years ago

There is no way Chelsea should spend £50 million to sign Torres . Firstly he nor any other player is worth that sort of money no matter how good he is , secondly he is a player Chelsea watched for several seasons but dithered and didn,t sign him when they could have had him for a fraction of the current valuation and lastly why should they bail out Looserpool from their financial difficulties. No Thanks .

14 years ago

Dear Eugene, we are looserpool but at least in the fist time of our European Cup final in 1977 we won it. You Shellski only lost. Although we are looserpools but we are the loosers who will never walk alone.

14 years ago

Agreed with James…go and fuck themselves!!

Yerokun Seye Samuel
14 years ago

Chelsea FC is been run by someone that does’nt understand the rule of the game.He should be remembered that Rome was?nt built in a day.Gunner till i’m no more.

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