Clubs show interest in £50m Premier League star

Fernando Torres in action for Chelsea against Newcastle.
Fernando Torres in action for Chelsea against Newcastle.
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Blackburn, Stoke, Bolton, Tottenham, Everton, Aston Villa and Newcastle.

AC Milan are ready to make a move to take Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on loan after struggling to come up with a financial package good enough to land Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez.

Daily Mirror

But reports in Spain say La Liga side Malaga are ready to put in a £30m bid to bring the out-of-form Torres back to Spain.

Arsenal’s Robin van Persie has revealed that he only watches his own club and Barcelona matches on TV, because he believes they are the only sides who play “beautiful football”.


Manchester United have identified 19-year-old Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen as their number one transfer target in January.

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Aston Villa face a battle with Fiorentina and Fortuna Dusseldorf as they look to clinch the signing of Swiss international midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta from Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool and Chelsea have been told to look elsewhere after River Plate insisted Argentine striker Lucas Ocampos, 17, is not for sale in January.

Manchester United’s Norway Under-21 international Josh King could be heading back to Old Trafford after just two substitute appearances on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach because of injury.


Stoke manager Tony Pulis is ready to put more pressure on Blackburn owners Venky’s with an £8m bid for star winger Junior Hoilett, 21.

Bolton and England defender Gary Cahill, a target for Chelsea and Spurs, admits he is having a tough time amid the transfer speculation.

Everton manager David Moyes walked out at half-time during Blackburn’s defeat by Bolton on Tuesday because he was so disgusted by the abuse Rovers fans were aiming at his friend Steve Kean.

Daily Mirror

Chelsea are launching a bid to sign Juventus forward Milos Krasic on loan in January.

Newcastle are monitoring Celtic’s Victor Wanyama as they brace themselves for offers for midfielder Cheik Tiote. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be interested.

Fernando Torres has lifted the lid on his acrimonious departure from Liverpool, claiming on Spanish television that the club lied to him and that Liverpool’s current American owners made false promises.

Daily Mail

Newcastle have entered the race for £10m-rated Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen.

The Sun