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Would Torres Swap Red To Blue?

Fernando Torres is a Liverpool legend, but with the grave danger of no Champions League football next season would the Anfield club be forced into selling their prize asset?

The 25-year Spaniard has a contract until 2013, with an option of a further one-year extension, however, would his agent be pressing his client to look for another club should the once mighty Liverpool continue to fall from grace. Lets face it, if Gerrard and Torres are sidelined the team as a whole look pitiful.


News of the World dated 03/01/10 published...

'Fernando Torres will become the most expensive player in the world if he leaves Liverpool in the summer. Chelsea and Manchester City have made the Spanish striker their number one target, but would have to splash out £140m in transfer fees and wages.'

The Sun - 31/12/09 - 'Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will move for Liverpool trio Fernando Torres, Javier Mascherano and Steven Gerrard if the Reds finish outside the top four in the Premier League this season and are forced to sell their superstars.'

The Mail - 'The billionaire owners of Manchester City are to rock ailing Liverpool by launching an audacious £50m bid for star striker Fernando Torres.'

Torres swaps Red for Blue.





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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 13 2010

Time: 3:32PM

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hahaha gotta love photo shop
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13/01/2010 15:37:00

oh wow, this is going to really annoy the hub cap thieves when they get wind of this article!
It's Grim Oop North
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13/01/2010 15:43:00

I suspect they are too busy doing what you suggest It's Grim Oop North.
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13/01/2010 15:47:00

Deffo gonna be done dis yer, la!
Johnny Baguette
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13/01/2010 15:48:00

Still say, wait until towards the end of the season. If we are in the CL, and Liverpool are not, then you make the offer. Can't see Torres going anywhere else in the Prem (possible exception of Chelsea) due to the high cost. Abroad, quite possibly.
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13/01/2010 15:50:00

I think there's a realistic chance of it happening in the summer. I think Liverpool are that much in need of a squad rather than a team that they'll take a step back in order to take two steps forward. 50m would suit both, I mean even Rafa wants it to happen, I say he wants it because otherwise he'd give no indication it might ever happen. If you guys get Torres then a little guy called David Villa and maybe another little guy called David Silva may also join.....then I'd be officially scared.
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13/01/2010 15:55:00

He's got a huge head! Reminds me of Conan o'Brian and John Mayer.
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13/01/2010 15:58:00

The yanks might be inclined to accept an offer for him, and TBH I'd much rather help the scousers balance their books than the rags. The warm glow of owed trafford burning is best shared with other like-minded fans don't you think?
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13/01/2010 16:02:00

In your dreams boys. Torres knows a flash in the pan club when he see's one and that boy is as much of a scouser now as gerrard and Carra. even if you bid 100m he wouldnt go. go spend your blood money elsewhere.
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13/01/2010 16:08:00

Blood money?? Where on earth did that comment come from?
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13/01/2010 16:12:00

Welcome Rolando, please don't send the boys round to cut me up if I inadvertantly suggest Steven Gerrard or Fernando Torres might want to come to our humble little club, I'm sure it won't happen as you've probably already given them the "hard word" to remind them where there loyalties should lie eh? Anyway, who cares if you have to ground share with the toffees, rather than cash in on your best assets, it'll just be all the more cozy for you won't it?
It's Grim Oop North
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13/01/2010 16:18:00

dunno i use it when talking about all clubs with loads of money. its the only way to make myself feel any better about the fact we lack any of it!
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13/01/2010 16:18:00

Ah crap, sorry for the cheap jiibes Rolando, just reacting to the blood money thing, totally know what it feels like to be skint.
It's Grim Oop North
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13/01/2010 16:22:00

It really depends what the offer is, and how much they could do with some ready cash, but Liverpool are not fools and need to replace before they sell their best assets.
Buzz Lightyear
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13/01/2010 16:30:00

Why is garry Cook at the signing, is his sacking not part of the deal.
Buzz Lightyear
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13/01/2010 16:30:00

im not sure who else apart from citeh could afford him. if liverpool fail to qualify for CL they wont even be able to afford his wages. real madrid could stump up the cash but with torres being athletico madrid through and through thats a no go i think. chelsea maybe if abrhamovic is still interested , man u not a chance there losing 46mil a year in interest alone from the 500m debt. and he's too old for way past it at 25. maybe barca but city looks most likely
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13/01/2010 16:31:00

ROlando - been there and had none, so we know how you feel
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13/01/2010 16:46:00

If he goes i prey he goes to either you or arsenal (i cant see them affording it though) As a true LFC fan i would like nothing more (except sucess for us of course) than see Man city win the title. i honeslty think you can. if you play like you did against blackburn. Tevez was the icing on the cake! fergie sign him up fergie fergie sign him up lmao!
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13/01/2010 16:51:00

Cheers Rolando, good man, all the best apart from when you're playing us!
It's Grim Oop North
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13/01/2010 17:28:00

Right. Buy Torres, Drogba, Potato Head, Defo and Arshavin. Then bench the lot. TTFN, Garry Cook.
Johnny Baguette
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13/01/2010 18:40:00

Lol, great photos. Johnny Baguette - a fantastic name! Anyway, Torres won't come to a small club.
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13/01/2010 18:54:00

Why not? He plays for one with a small bank balance.
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13/01/2010 19:20:00

if he does come and it's not an impossibility,the scouser's can then get there ground started, and maybe rebiuld the squad,after Rafa has gone as he's lost his usefulness now and is a 'dead man walking', who knows the yanks may go to......
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13/01/2010 19:29:00

Do i get bonus point's for having 4 front page picces LOL
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13/01/2010 19:31:00

So if you guys sign Torres what happens to Adebayor or Tevez? Surely adebayor big head wont settle for the bench and tevez left Man U for the same reason if you sign torres?
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13/01/2010 19:45:00

Torres has just gone off injured again!
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13/01/2010 20:16:00

never gonna happen so lets move on because he will move back to spain to madrid or barca
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13/01/2010 21:51:00

Everyone laugh at Liverpool! Torres will be on his way ASAP!!!!!!
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13/01/2010 22:33:00

Whoops! I bet the Liverpool fan who made the comment "Torres won't come to a small club", wishes that he had kept his mouth shut following tonights debacle at home to one of the worst clubs in The Championship!
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13/01/2010 22:36:00

After visiting Vital Liverpool I see that the fan who made the comments referred to in my previous post is in actual fact a Chelsea fan - Its nice that he shows such an interest in our possible transfer targets with their impending transfer ban looming!
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13/01/2010 22:39:00

LOL, well played Kevinho! Now let's hope Citeh beat Pool to the fourth spot!
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13/01/2010 22:47:00

Haigh_For_7 - I can't see Liverpool making next seasons Champions League but Spurs and Villa have just as much chance as City to be fair, although we do at least have a proper manager now at long last!
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13/01/2010 22:55:00

I think youre going top4......but i dont see any reason why us or Villa arent coming with you!!!!!!
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13/01/2010 22:58:00

Torres is a great player but hes too injury prone. Id prefer david villa, who in my opinion is a better player.
Super City Slicker
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14/01/2010 00:30:00

One of the best FPA for a while 'T' - and to Sir T, hats off to you mate. . . . .lmao
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14/01/2010 03:31:00

If I were Torres, I'd want to leave, but he does seem incredibly loyal to his employers. Still, he's more likely to play in the EPL than return to play for a rival to his boyhood heroes in Spain, so I bet we'll see him playing for Chelsea or City at some stage over the next two years (there will be many who don't though!
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14/01/2010 11:51:00

not because your a big club no. He may, like other narrow minded, money grabbing, individual, huge ego'd footballers that joined City, join because of the money. Just cant wait to watch you fail.
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15/01/2010 03:55:00


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