Torres to Chelsea

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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    According to The Times, via twitter.

    Seems they are trying to show their force again with Aguero and now Torres. No surprise that Liverpool reject it.
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    Silva Sticky tip

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    Sucks to be Chelsea right now.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    The story was broke by Ian Prior again.... says it all
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    Silva Sticky tip

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    Well yeah, but I don't think we're allowed to mention him on the caf anymore.
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Funny that this is a bigger story than the exclusive hour build-up one.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Sky reporting it now mind you
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    Ian Prior works for the Guardian.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Liverpool have confirmed the bid and confirmed they told Chelsea where to go
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    What are the chances that City make a bid?
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Ian Prior didn't even get the biggest transfer story of the last 24 hours then. :lol::lol::lol:
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    charleysurf Obnoxious, abusive bellend who is best ignored

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    Yeah, banner on SSN says Liverpool have rejected the bid.

    They must know they had no chance of getting him for that money. The new owners would be killed.

    I guess it keeps the Chelsea fans quiet just thinking a bid was made though.
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    To be fair, the first time I heard about it was his twitter feed, which is a sad state of affairs for other sport journalists :nervous:
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    I find the timing for the bid to be a little odd.

    Surely we don't expect Liverpool to sell their best player in the middle of the season, especially since their new owners are keen to show their intent on strengthening the club.
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    Lynk Obsessed with discrediting Danny Welbeck

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    Yeah but Bale is the greatest player in the history of football
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    One of these days, Chelsea will put in a bid and the other team will accept it. Then they'll be fecked.
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    Alex99 Unsure if Prudeland is a real country

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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Indeed,

    Does anyone accept a bid from Chelsea these days?
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    B Cantona Desperate

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    That or Abramovich is serious and this is the opening salvo. Liverpool would flat reject whatever number Chelsea threw at them as an opening bid after all. If he notches it up ten or fifteen million it'll mix things up a bit because that's a hell of a lot of money that could be reinvested in more than one area, for a player who aint what he was and if injury is the cause, may never be again
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    Baby Faced Assassin Pastor of Muppets

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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Getting weirder and weirder. Who's making these bids? Are any of them real? No one seems to know but it certainly isn't Ancelotti's work.
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    35 million, Liverpool would never accept that, especially from Chelsea
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    Baby Faced Assassin Pastor of Muppets

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    Yea it almost seems they wanted it to get rejected. Torres apparently has a £50M buy-out clause in his contract.
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    Why does Chelsea need another striker?
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    Anyone think they might be putting some speculative bids out there to show they aren't washed up?
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    Team Brian GB Baby Cameron loves X-Factor

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    You've won the last three :p

    Ok Drogba is 32 and all, but a strike force of him (form of last season) and Torres (form of his first two liverpool seasons) would be deadly.

    Problem is Chelsea would really have to play 442 for that to work. Having either drogba or torres on the side would be insane.
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    Team Brian GB Baby Cameron loves X-Factor

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    Though as you say Drogba is 32, if we got someone in of the ilk of Torres it would be the medium term plan to replace him.

    442 doesn't really fit well with our midfield. Saying that I'd like to try out Ivanovic at full back and Bosingwa on the right flank if we went down the route. The alternative to that would be to employ Cole and Bosingwa as wing backs and play Mikel further back to compensate, which I suppose would be a 352 hybrid formation.
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    They just wanted to weaken Liverpool as a title contender... oh wait..
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    Not so much that they are washed up because I don't believe they are, but the bids for Torres, Aguero and maybe even Luiz do seem to be speculative. Perhaps they are just trying appease their fans who are worried that Abramovich's interest or wealth is waning.
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    Its Ramires and Lampard that are fecking Chelsea off for me, Ramires hasn't made an impact but is still getting game time, while fat Frank hasn't been at his best since the injury.

    Drogba hasn't been getting much assistence and playing Anelka too much out in the right is just killing of his strong points which is his eye on goal.
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    Didn't Chelsea deny the Aguero bid?

    Anyway Liverpool have confirmed this one and the papers are all saying it was just an opening bid from Chelsea.
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    The offer sounds like a marketing tactic - set the bar lower, since no one accepts the initial bid anyway.
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    dev1l Full Member

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    Agreed - not to mention that 35m for half the liverpool team is a bit too low
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    Depends which half to be fair
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    Maybe a move just to unsettle Torres
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    VoetbalWizard Banned

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    a club does not put out a statement like this unless they do have a price in mind at which they would sell.

    IMO at 55-60, liverpool would sell.
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    I suspect we might see more bids coming from Chelsea. Though Anelka must not be too happy with these developments. Surely that will cost him his place.

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