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Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool Supporters thread
« Reply #1620 on: June 20, 2007, 02:59:33 AM »
Lalas is fairly clean cut now

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« Reply #1621 on: June 20, 2007, 02:57:50 PM »
Fernando Torres could be the player to end Liverpool's summer of inactivity after Atletico Madrid finally decided to sell.


The Spanish striker will cost around £25m because of a clause in his contract but The Liverpool Echo believes that price will not put off Rafa Benitez.


Torres has previously been a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, but he is thought to favour a move to Liverpool - during a recent match his captain's armband allegedly slipped to reveal the words 'You'll never walk alone' printed on the reverse.


Atletico have finally agreed to sell Torres after failing to reach the UEFA Cup following a disappointing season in which their star striker still managed to score 14 goals.


One internet report suggests that Liverpool have despatched officials to Madrid in order to open talks with Atletico Madrid, who might be tempted by an offer of former player Luis Garcia in part exchange.

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I would love for this deal to come off

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« Reply #1622 on: June 20, 2007, 03:09:38 PM »
Alot of Torrres talk in the usual bullshit outlets, lets hope they are on to something this time.

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« Reply #1623 on: June 21, 2007, 01:33:48 AM »
From The Times

June 21, 2007

£27m price will not stop Liverpool putting Torres top of shopping list by James Ducker

Liverpool’s protracted search for a world-class striker took another twist yesterday when it emerged that Rafael Benítez has revived his attempts to sign Fernando Torres, the Atlético Madrid and Spain forward. Atlético are desperate to keep Torres, but after failing to qualify for the Uefa Cup on the final weekend of the Spanish season last weekend, the club have reluctantly agreed to part with their most prized asset.

Torres, 23, has a release clause of about £27 million in his contract, which expires in 2009, but having concluded that he does not have the funds to compete at the top end of the transfer market, Benítez will either have to drive Atlético’s asking price down or offer a player in part exchange.

Talks have taken place and there were suggestions last night that a delegation from Liverpool was in Madrid trying to tie up a deal before other clubs could muscle in — Torres has attracted interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, among others — but an agreement is not thought to be imminent.

It has been mooted that Luis GarcÍa, who is out of contract at Anfield next summer, could be offered as bait, in addition to about £16 million in cash, although BenÍtez is not believed to be keen on the prospect of losing the former Barcelona forward.

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Nonetheless, BenÍtez is said to be confident of signing Torres, whom he had identified as his principal target, along with Samuel Eto’o, of Barcelona, before it emerged that there were disagreements between George Gillett Jr and Tom Hicks, the club’s co-owners, over transfer funds that prompted the manager to pursue an alternative list of targets.

Diego Milito, the Real Zaragoza and Argentina forward, is under consideration, although BenÍtez has misgivings about his lack of pace.

The arrival of Torres, who has scored 14 goals in 42 international appearances, would go some way towards appeasing supporters who have become alarmed about the club’s inactivity in the transfer market. Four weeks have passed since BenÍtez’s plea for the club to move swiftly to secure players — or risk losing them — after the Champions League final defeat by AC Milan and yet, but for the capture of Andriy Voronin, the Ukraine forward, and a handful of promising youngsters, there have been no prominent signings.

That is expected to change, however, as talks progress with Florent Malouda, the Lyons winger, despite the French club’s insistence that they will not accept less than £17 million. Alessandro Mancini, the £11 million-rated AS Roma winger, is also on BenÍtez’s radar.

Although doubts persist about how Torres would adapt to the Barclays Premier League, the striker is known to be desperate to work with BenÍtez.

Coincidentally, he was given a captain’s armband bearing the logo “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by friends for his birthday in March and was spotted wearing it last season, adding to speculation.

Mohamed Sissoko, the Mali midfield player, is expected to sign a new four-year contract with Liverpool.

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« Reply #1624 on: June 21, 2007, 09:23:52 AM »
Torres and crouch would be the combo rather than torres and kuyt! Although it wud be a nice dilema to have!!

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« Reply #1625 on: June 21, 2007, 10:22:40 AM »

Did that sports reporter just value luis garcia at £11m stg?

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« Reply #1626 on: June 21, 2007, 10:26:28 AM »
What would you value him at Uladh?

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« Reply #1627 on: June 21, 2007, 10:40:15 AM »

£2m, but considering he's going into the last year of his contract.... not a bean

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« Reply #1628 on: June 21, 2007, 11:02:02 AM »
Just because they are looking £27 mill for Torres and are willing to offer £16 mill + Garcia does not necessarily mean they believe he is worth £11million. I would quite happily get rid of him. In fairness all players have over inflated values, Carrick & Hargreaves £17 million each being prime examples.

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« Reply #1629 on: June 21, 2007, 11:04:58 AM »
That is extreme anti Liverpool blinkers on Uladh, he is about £6 million pound.

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« Reply #1630 on: June 21, 2007, 11:49:31 AM »

not a chance corn. how many games did he start for liverpool last season? there'll be noone paying any money for him.

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« Reply #1631 on: June 21, 2007, 11:55:16 AM »
Well his non-existant goals are worth about 10million a piece apparently!

Last year isn't exactly a fair comparison is it, considering he was injured for the whole season. Was Roy Keane, not saying they are in the same class at all, worthless after the 1997-98 season because he didn't play?

I'd say if he was on offer at around 5million the hand would be snapped off ya. Annoying yes, frustrating yes, but for performing on the big occasion in Europe he is well worth it.
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« Reply #1632 on: June 21, 2007, 11:56:30 AM »

not a chance corn. how many games did he start for liverpool last season? there'll be noone paying any money for him.

Its difficult to play with a busted cruciate ligament  ::)

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« Reply #1633 on: June 21, 2007, 12:31:29 PM »
All Liverpool fans are a bunch of f**king gyppos, speciallt mooncat and charlie stubbs

thievin c***ts

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« Reply #1634 on: June 21, 2007, 01:52:21 PM »
I think garcia would be well suited to la liga and he is defo worth 6-8 million no matter about his injuries last season.