Stamford Bridge Frenchman does not want Anfield move.
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Skysports.com understands Nicolas Anelka is not keen on a move to Liverpool as part of any deal for Fernando Torres.
Anelka has been mentioned as a possible makeweight in the deal to take Torres from Liverpool to Chelsea.
Liverpool rejected a bid for Torres from Chelsea last week and the player has subsequently handed in a transfer request as he looks to leave Anfield before the close of the transfer window.
Chelsea are believed to be ready to come back with another bid for Torres and could offer a player in part-exchange.
Reports have suggested Liverpool have asked for Anelka, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Anfield in 2002, as part of any deal for Torres.
The Reds are reluctant to lose Torres and want a ready-made replacement for the Spaniard if they decide to let him leave before the transfer window slams shut.
Anelka, who is Chelsea’s top scorer this season, is not believed to be keen on making a return to Liverpool.
The Frenchman is understood to be happy and settled at Stamford Bridge and is prepared to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
This news may throw a spanner in the works in relation to Chelsea’s advances for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres as it now seems that the only way the West London side will land the Spanish international is if they fork out the full £50m that Liverpool would need to receive in order to set off the release clause for the 26 year old.
Time is running out on this one and tomorrow could well be an interesting day of back and forth and whilst it may take a lot of bartering it seems likely that the Blues will get their man.