Liveprool Plan £28m Double Swoop to Ease Loss of Fernando Torres

Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli look to bring in Premier League pair as Anfield striker heads for Stamford Bridge.

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Liverpool are beginning to plan for life without Fernando Torres as they look to spend the money generated from the World Cup winner’s departure.

Liverpool’s softening stance on Torres’ departure has alerted Chelsea, who look set to increase their bid of £35million on Monday.

The west London club are still not willing to pay the £50m that Liverpool seem to be after but they are hopeful of finding a resolution after the Red’s indicated they would be favourable towards a cash plus Nicolas Anelka deal.

The Frenchman is not keen on the move to Liverpool, according to Sky Sports, but Chelsea have been encouraged by Liverpool’s supposed willingness to negotiate on Torres’ transfer.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has indicated previously that an offer of £10m would be considered by the club who paid 20 times less than the proposed selling fee.

Liverpool are also looking into the possibility of signing Aston Villa’s England international Ashley Young. The winger’s contract runs out at the end of next season and has thus far refused to sign a new deal which may force Villa’s hand if they receive a suitable offer.

The Reds are reportedly ready to offer £18m for the player to test the resolve of Gerard Houllier and Villa owner Randy Lerner.


By all accounts Kenny Dalglish is having one hell of a busy day, a bid for Andy Carroll already turned down and Fernando Torres reportedly on his way to sign for Chelsea. However it’s not all doom and gloom. Luis Suarez has officially signed on the dotted line and had laid claim to the number seven shirt.

Now the Anfield side will swiftly try to complete deals to sign Aston Villa winger Ashley Young and Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, two deals that could yet be completed before the transfer window slams shut this evening.

Aston Villa have warned prospective suitors from making offers for England international Young but the player himself may force the issue by putting in a transfer request if he wishes to secure a move but if that fails then come the summer a bid may be more likely as the 25 year old winger will then have only a year left on his current deal.

News has also broke that Blackpool have been looking to bring in some new signings today with Rangers striker James Beattie reportedly on his way to Bloomfield Road which has led some to believe that Ian Holloway may be ready to allow his playmaker to leave the club.

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