Fernando Torres’ future is the headline plot of the final day of the transfer window.
Liverpool are bracing themselves for another Chelsea bid for the wantaway striker, believed to be in the vicinity of £45 million according to the Daily Telegraph. It seems unlikely that Liverpool would reject such an improved offer in light of Torres’ transfer request. Although Liverpool rejected his request to leave, it is assumed that his unwillingness to stay at the club since knowing of Chelsea’s interest will coerce the Merseysiders into selling the Spaniard.
Liverpool may receive a player in exchange, but that player is not likely to be Nicolas Anelka, who is reluctant to leave Stamford Bridge. In any case, Chelsea are believed to be more willing to let Saloman Kalou or Daniel Sturridge go than their French striker.
Konchesky loan exit.
Paul Konchesky has signed for Nottingham Forest on a 93-day emergency loan deal, bbcsport.com reports. Konchesky has not played for Liverpool since Kenny Dalglish took over as caretaker manager and had endured a difficult first six months on Merseyside. Despite being a regular starter under Roy Hodgson, his performances were not deemed to be acceptable for a club of Liverpool’s stature, meaning his relationship with the fans was often difficult.
The move will allow Konchesky the first-team football he needs to recapture the form he showed under Hodgson at Fulham, whilst also solving a longstanding problem for Billy Davis’ promotion-chasing team in the left-back slot.
Three signings proposed.
In what promises to be a hectic day at Anfield, Liverpool hope to confirm three arrivals before the transfer window slams shut at 11 p.m. tonight.
Luis Suarez is thought to be close to agreeing terms and passing a medical having flown to Merseyside on Saturday to negotiate his contract. The deadline day may also bring to a conclusion one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the season with Charlie Adam finally signing for the Reds. Liverpool are expected to return to the Seasiders today with an offer worth £10 million for their playmaker, The Guardian reports.
Furthermore, it emerged yesterday that Liverpool are planning an £18 million bid for Aston Villa’s Ashley Young, who has long since earned admiring glances from Merseyside.