Eastlands striker to be used to land Anfield goal machine, unlikely to say the least!
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to swap skipper Carlos Tevez for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres in January.
The Daily Star says Mancini has given Tevez some time off next week to return to Argentina to see his daughter in what is seen as a goodwill gesture.
But this will not stop Mancini from turning to Torres in what would be another blockbusting transfer coup for the billionaires.
Mancini is prepared to break the bank to land Torres in a £50m deal that will signal the end for the club’s owners that if City are still competing for the title at Christmas he can make his move for the Spain and Liverpool star.
Crisis-club Liverpool are unwilling to sell Torres and know his departure would cause a revolt at Anfield.
But Mancini has the spending power to push through a deal and can offer Torres a bigger contract and better chance of winning trophies.
He believes capturing the World Cup winner would help take City to the next level. If he can land Torres then it is understood City would consider offers for Tevez. (Daily Star as reported on Tribalfootball.com)
This is more than a little hard to swallow for a myriad of reasons, not least that a significant obstacle to Fernando Torres’s happiness has now been lifted with the departure of Tom Hicks and George Gillett who were arguably preventing the club from making the big name signings the Spaniard wanted to see arrive at Anfield.
Roberto Mancini has reportedly got something of a frosty relationship with his Argentine international but the idea that the Man City boss can use the former Man United man to help land Torres is a little farcical. However unhappy the Liverpool goal machine may get it seems highly unlikely he would leave the Merseyside club any time soon and if he did it would more than likely be to return to Spain and not to move to another Premier League side.