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Anzhi Makhachkala’s Guus Hiddink Dismisses Rumours Over Chelsea Striker Fernando Torres

Russian side not interested in mis-firing striker.

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Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guus Hiddink has dismissed suggestions that the wealthy Russian side are attempting to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres according to ESPN.

Reports in recent days had suggested the Russian League side were hoping to offer the Spanish striker with an exit route from his Stamford Bridge nightmare.

Torres has failed to find any kind of form and consistency since his £50 million move from Liverpool and it is now widely believed that a move away for Torres would be beneficial for both the club and the player.

The arrival of Torres’ former Liverpool mentor Rafa Benitez at the club has done little to improve his performances and it is thought Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is finally ready to call time on the Spaniard’s Chelsea career.

The London club are reportedly keen to recoup as much of the £50 million they paid to Liverpool as possible but accept they are likely to have to accept less than half that amount.

Wealthy Anzhi may be one of the few clubs willing to part with significant cash for the player but Hiddink has poured cold water on rumours about a move.

‘It’s interesting. With Anzhi it means that always ‘oh the club has a lot of money, oh the club has a lot of prestige’’, said Hiddink.

‘Everyone is linked who wants to make a move, or an agent who wants to make a move it’s a game as journalists you know better, maybe not better or equal as coaches do.

‘Players or agents sometimes have interests to be linked to other clubs or to get a better contract of their own or whatsoever, you know what will happen. As long as there is nothing official from our side I can assure you there is no single approach to any player at this moment.’


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