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£100m For Fernando Torres?

The People sports journalist Steve Bates seriously thinks Liverpool would be forced into selling Fernando Torres should Manchester City offer £100million for their prize asset.

Liverpool is under immense financial pressure, similar to Manchester United and likewise the Old Trafford club may have to sell Wayne Rooney this summer just to balance their books. Blimey, who would have imagined these sorts of scenarios 18-months ago?

Steve Bates: '£100million wouldn't make any kind of a dent in the back pocket of Sheikh Mansour. City will really push on this summer, they've been really encouraged by what Mancini's done in such a short time as the Mark Hughes thing wasn't really going anywhere. They made a change and I think they will give Mancini a significant amount of money this summer to buy the players he wants.'

'They're looking at strikers who can really make a difference, not just in the Premier League because City have bigger ambitions than that. Mancini certainly will want to make headway in the Champions League if City manage to get there and I think they've got the capability to go and buy Torres. If Liverpool do not manage to qualify for the Champions League this season that is going to magnify the problems they've got on and off the pitch.'

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has gone on record to say they would not sell Fernando Torres under any circumstances. I wonder?

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Date:Monday January 25 2010

Time: 10:49AM

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I'd offer £110m and throw in Benjani
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25/01/2010 10:57:00

It's a lot of money for one player no matter how good he is, if he was an ever present who got through a season without to many injuries then it might be worth a punt, but to outlay that much money on someone with his injury record is taking a big chance, he may get rotated more if he came to city giving him more chance to recover from slight niggles but at the end of the day it's just paper speak to drum up some interest in the otherwise quiet transfer market and seeing as we've already allegedly put a £70 million offer in back last summer the hacks are just hoping on a chance exclusive
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25/01/2010 10:59:00

he's worth it... may be not 100m - I think in reality Liverpool would accept 60-80m right now. He's the next level from Adebayor, Santa Cruz, etc... and if that's where City want to be you gotta make those kind of signings I guess.
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25/01/2010 11:21:00

Although torres is a great, great player, he is very injury prone and the situation will only get worse with age. He will end up similar to crocky santa cruz. He isnt worth £100 million. Id rather sign david villa, who i consider a better player, not inury prone and his buy out clause is £40 million. Even dzeko of wolfsburg would represent a better buy. Not keen on giving top4 rival team £100million either! ................HATE united, LOVE the glazers
Super City Slicker
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25/01/2010 11:37:00

Liverpool's financial situation is not that dire. We don't have to sell to balance the books, we only need to sell in order to buy new players to augument our squad. Selling Torres defeats that purpose.
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25/01/2010 12:45:00

Think again lads, he ain't going anywhere. JD is right, Hicks and Gillette are stupid, but not that stupid.
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25/01/2010 13:14:00

yeah but for 100m liverpool could buy another great striker and then some, probably get villa for cheaper.
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25/01/2010 14:26:00

Itís amazing to hear that some ppl would actually pay £100million for one player, any player; Wow. However saying that Iíll tell you why this is just not going to happen. 1. We just signed a £200million shirt deal and you can bet your house that Chartered Standard didn't agree to make one of the biggest sponsorship deals in football to see their name on Kuyts shirt. 2. Hughes was a poor kid in a candy store and had no idea how to spend the money, Mancini on the other hand has managed a rich club before and knows its not about just buying big names players but to build a team. Plus Hughes just knew about players inside the UK so he had no option but to buy other teams players, Mancini knows a lot about players across Europe and you can bet his going to spend that money on 3-4 players rather then one. 3. Torres would never agree to the sell as he loves playing for Liverpool 4. I think selling Torres would be the last straw for our fans and the Americans know that so it would be suicide.
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25/01/2010 14:30:00

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25/01/2010 14:31:00

As a Liverpool fan, I have to say I would accept 75m for him, never mind 100m. We could do a lot with that kind of money. Torres has only played in about 50 to 60% of our games in the last two seasons anyway. Hes a fantastic player but 100m?!!!!
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25/01/2010 15:12:00

if your daft enough to offer !00 million of course they will sell but how many matches are you going to get for your money?
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25/01/2010 15:20:00

Well if he plays 10 games he'll be better value than Santa Cruz has been. As for this rumour coming back... not gonna happen. Next.
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25/01/2010 15:40:00

Well if he plays 10 games he'll be better value than Santa Cruz has been. As for this rumour coming back... not gonna happen. Next.
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25/01/2010 15:40:00

He may recover from the injury completely so really you don't know... he may go without injury for years wasnít people saying donít sign Craig Bellamy because heís injury prone?
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25/01/2010 17:46:00

It would be a great signing for City..
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25/01/2010 18:10:00

no player is worth 100 million,said that about kaka and same goes for torres.
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25/01/2010 21:57:00

Torres to City in the summer.
Johnny Baguette
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26/01/2010 10:16:00

"hughes was a poor boy in a sweet shop", imagine rafa with 100 mil to spend, thats 5 glen johnsons they'd be relegated the following season
ten men
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26/01/2010 18:32:00

You spent a lot of money and where exactly is your season going?
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27/01/2010 23:30:00


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