Liverpool Set for Cheeky £45m Chelsea Bid for Fernando Torres

Anfield striker wanted by Stamford Bridge boss.

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Chelsea are believed to be keen on making a fresh move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

The Blues had been heavily linked with a move for the Spaniard during the summer, with reports claiming that the Reds had even turned down a £25 million move for the World Cup winner.

But the 26-year-old reaffirmed his commitment to the club at the time, putting an end to any speculation concerning a move away from Merseyside.

However, the Reds have begun the season in a disastrous fashion, as they were eliminated from the League Cup by League Two strugglers Northampton Town.

Torres’ form has also been brought into question as he has made seven appearances for the club this season, but has managed to score only one goal so far.

With the recent takeover saga having come to an end following Tom Hicks and George Gillett having to let go of their grip on the club, The Times claims that Chelsea are in line to test the resolve of the new top bosses by making a move for the hitman in January.

It is thought that Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that the Anfield ace can forge a successful partnership with Didier Drogba before eventually going on to replace him at Stamford Bridge. (The Times via

Whilst a move for Fernando Torres would surely be doomed to failure some report that Chelsea will make a bid regardless and that bid is believed to be in the region of around £45m, which is quite an increase on earlier bids for the Spaniard but probably still some way below what some would value the 26 year old as being worth.

Carlo Ancelotti is looking to bring in new attacking options and will be aware that the former Atletico Madrid man is not firing on all cylinders and apparently not that happy with life at Anfield of late. However with new owners on board things can surely only get better for both the club and the Premier League hotshot.

Whilst some will point out that Torres has netted just one goal this season it is still worth noting that his overall record at Liverpool is still extremely effective. In 110 starts for the Merseyside club the Spanish international has scored a hefty 73 times so is not a player that Roy Hodgson will even consider selling for one moment.

Expect Man City to also register their interest as we draw ever nearer to the January transfer window.

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