Following Chelsea’s rejected £35 million bid to take the Spaniard to London, Fernando Torres last night submitted a transfer request, fuelling rumours that Chelsea will return with an improved offer for the Kop legend, The Guardian reports.
Liverpool have rejected the transfer request, saying: “Fernando Torres tonight submitted a written transfer request which has tonight been rejected by Liverpool. Fernando is under a long term contract and the club expect him to honour the commitment he made to Liverpool FC and its supporters when he signed the deal.”
Chelsea are believed to be ready to add Daniel Sturridge to the deal as a makeweight. Taking Torres’ transfer request into consideration, it looks increasingly likely that a new offer worth approximately £40 million will be enough to end Torres’ love affair with Liverpool.
Suarez fee agreed.
Liverpool and Ajax have agreed a £22.8 million fee which is likely to see Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez move to Anfield. In the process, he will become the club’s most expensive player ever, eclipsing Fernando Torres.
The move assuages some of the pain Liverpool fans will be feeling following Torres’ transfer request, and will hope against hope that the two are both Liverpool players come the end of the transfer window to form what looks on paper at least to be one of the most talented striking duo’s in the Premier League.
The bid represents a £10 million rise on the offer Liverpool had rejected earlier in the week. However, wages should not be a problem considering Suarez earns £28,000 per week in Amsterdam, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Fans disappointed with Torres.
Fernando Torres’ transfer request seems to have broken the bond he once shared with Liverpool supporters.
In light of news of his desire to leave the club, Liverpool supporters groups have begrudgingly recommended the club to accept an improved £40 million bid from Chelsea which is imminent, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Unofficial messageboards were submerged as Liverpool fans reacted to the news, with many of the commenting fans disappointed by a perceived lack of loyalty. However others were quicker to pick up on the club’s recent lack of ambition which has left them languishing in mid-table, saying they could empathise with Torres’ desire to leave to further his career.