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Chelsea Set to Make £65m Move for Liverpool Star Fernando Torres

Stamford Bridge outfit ready to make huge bid for Anfield favourite.

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Spain's Fernando Torres gestures during their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Paraguay at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Chelsea are rumoured to be lining up a record breaking £65m bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. Carlo Ancelotti has been given the full backing of Stamford Bridge chairman Roman Abramovich to spend big to bring in the best talent around to help cement the west London club’s position as the Premier League champions. Roy Hodgson’s arrival at the club has been greeted with a muted response from the Anfield playing squad and the Blues may feel that now is the time to attempt to snare the Spaniard.

Whilst its true that El Nino has not had the greatest of World Cup’s thus far he is undeniably one of the best strikers in Europe and with Chelsea’s current strike pairing of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka both being the wrong side of 30 it is imperative that they plan for the future and have therefore targeted the 26 year old as a potential big name addition.

The Anfield outfit are heavily in debt but the club’s under fire American owners would indeed have to think twice about accepting any such offer given that doing so would simply make Messrs Hicks and Gillett even more disliked.

The player himself has stated his desire to stay at the club so any move for the former Atletico Madrid man may well fall on deaf ears.

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