Anfield ready for big money move for unhappy Spanish international goal machine.
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Manchester City are lining up a bid worth £70m for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres as the Eastlands side attempts to snare the Spanish international amidst the crisis that is gripping the Anfield outfit. Roberto Mancini has made no secret of his desire to sign the 26 year old and with the possibility of administration and a nine point penalty the Italian boss may believe he could finally win the race for the prolific marksman.
Roy Hodgson will fight tooth and nail to keep his prized asset at the club and will hope that new investors will provide him with the cash needed to bring in top notch new signings that Torres had demanded to help the Merseyside club break back into the coveted top four spots.
The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz failing to impress Mancini and the City boss is apparently looking to invest large sums in a new marksman who he could pair with Carlos Tevez. The Argentine striker has been ploughing a lone furrow in the City attack, something that has angered the pint sized tigerish performer who wants the club to be a more attack minded force.
Any offer to Liverpool could also include players as part of a deal that would top £70m but is still likely to be turned down by the stricken club who could face a nine point penalty as a result of going into administration, a punishment that would ruin any chances of a top four finish and could well leave Roy Hodgson fighting a relegation battle.
Torres has scored just once thus far this season but still appears to have no intention of leaving Liverpool regardless of how much he is offered by the mega rich club. The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jo and Roque Santa Cruz may be offered in part exchange as potential sweeteners for any offer.