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Chelsea start Torres bidding at £35million - exclusive

Posted Wednesday, July 07, 2010 by mirrorfootbal648 hits

Chelsea last night tested ­Liverpool's determination to keep Fernando Torres with an opening bid of £35million. Owner Roman ­Abramovich has ­sanctioned the move to add the Spanish superstar to the Blues’ stable of forwards. Liverpool have already told Barcelona and Chelsea any pursuit of Torres is futile, but the Londoners are gearing up to make the Anfield club an off...Full Story »

Torres sweating on semi place

Posted Wednesday, July 07, 2010 by PA111 hits

Fernando Torres believes that this Spain team will be talked about for years to come if they beat Germany on Wednesday - the only doubt is whether the Liverpool striker will start the match. Torres has been in the starting XI for all of Spain's games bar the 1-0 defeat to Switzerland. Since then the 26-year-old, who arrived in South Africa short of fitness following a knee operation in Apri...Full Story »

Torres anticipates Germany showdown

Posted Monday, July 05, 2010 by PA59 hits

Fernando Torres admits Spain's World Cup clash with high-scoring Germany will be like a final as he looks to repeat his country's Euro 2008 success. The Liverpool striker scored the only goal of the final against the Germans two years ago to help Spain lift their first major trophy for 44 years. Now the two sides are set to meet again in the last four of football's biggest tournament. To...Full Story »

Torres admits to fitness problems

Posted Monday, July 05, 2010 by PA41 hits

Fernando Torres admits he has not been at his best during the World Cup but believes he is improving game by game. The Liverpool striker missed the end of the Premier League season after undergoing ankle surgery and is still searching for his first goal in South Africa, despite helping Spain through to their first ever appearance in the World Cup semi-finals. He said: "It is a difficult ...Full Story »

Torres set to continue

Posted Friday, July 02, 2010 by PA43 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is expected to persist with Fernando Torres for Saturday's quarter-final against Paraguay. The Liverpool striker has failed to hit the target at the World Cup, while Fernando Llorente looked more of a goal threat following his introduction against Portugal. However, Del Bosque has backed Torres and is ready to start him in Johannesburg. He said: "Our strike...Full Story »

Torres: We've still to hit our stride

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by FIFA.com79 hits

Fans of Spain and followers of the beautiful game everywhere could be found biting their nails when Fernando Torres went under the knife just one month before his national side’s pre-South Africa 2010 training camp. However, El Niño and his medical team have worked wonders to ensure the Liverpool returned from the operation on his knee to full fitness in time. “I couldn’...Full Story »

Spain VS Portugal: Villa defends `spectacular' Torres

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by PA207 hits

Spain forward David Villa has launched a staunch defence of Fernando Torres and insists he is "totally convinced" his strike partner will regain his scoring touch. Vicente Del Bosque's side meet Iberian rivals Portugal in the World Cup last-16 clash in Cape Town with Villa having scored three goals from as many matches. Torres, however, has yet to find the net in South Africa having only recove...Full Story »

Del Bosque backs mis-firing Torres

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by PA54 hits

Fernando Torres may not have hit top form in the World Cup yet but Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque insists the Liverpool striker remains a major threat to opposition defenders. Torres had to play catch-up with regards to his preparations for the World Cup after missing the majority of Spain's build-up having undergone knee surgery in April. Nevertheless, Del Bosque is still pleased with what...Full Story »

Del Bosque hopeful over Torres

Posted Friday, June 04, 2010 by PA64 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is hoping Fernando Torres can have a run-out during Tuesday's final World Cup warm-up match against Poland. Torres is the only member of Del Bosque's 23-man squad not to see any action in this week's two friendly wins over Saudi Arabia and South Korea as the Liverpool man continues his recovery from the knee operation he underwent in April. "We have good feelings...Full Story »

Torres praises matchwinner Gerrard

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by PA98 hits

Spain striker Fernando Torres has identified his Liverpool colleague Steven Gerrard as a potential matchwinner for England. Three Lions boss Fabio Capello currently has selection problems in central midfield due to Gareth Barry's ankle injury. Gerrarad could be deployed as a direct replacement for the Manchester City man but Torres believes the Reds captain is at his most dangerous when played ...Full Story »

Torres returns to Spain training

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by teamtalk.com66 hits

Fernando Torres has taken another step towards recovering from injury by training with Spain's World Cup squad for the first time.. The Liverpool striker underwent knee surgery last month and was back in action on Thursday at Spain's training camp just outside Madrid. Torres had surgery on damaged cartilage in his right knee and his recovery is slightly ahead of schedule. The 26-year-old...Full Story »

Torres boost for Spain

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by PA66 hits

Fernando Torres handed Spain a lift on the eve of their departure for a World Cup training camp in Austria by working with the rest of the squad for the first time since knee surgery. The Liverpool striker went under the knife on April 18 to repair torn cartilage in his right knee and appears well on target to return inside the six-week rehabilitation period forecast by his doctors. The 26-yea...Full Story »

Torres aims for Spain opener

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by PA54 hits

Fernando Torres is optimistic about his chances of being fully fit for the start of Spain's World Cup campaign. The Liverpool striker underwent an operation on torn cartilage in his right knee in April but insists the recovery is going well and suggests he is on target to be available for Spain's opening match in South Africa, which is against Switzerland on June 16. Torres, who also underwent...Full Story »

Spain begin final preparations without Torres

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by AFP143 hits

European champions Spain trained without star striker Fernando Torres in their first group training session on Monday as they prepare for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ finals, which run from June 11 to July 11 in South Africa. Torres, who scored the winning goal when Spain won UEFA EURO 2008 against Germany, trained on his own as he continues his recovery from undergoing a second operation i...Full Story »

Fabregas and Torres heading to World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA56 hits

Convalescing duo Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas have both been included in Spain's final 23-man squad for the World Cup, along with uncapped trio Victor Valdes, Pedro Rodriguez and Javi Martinez. Liverpool striker Torres (knee) and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas (lower leg) are recovering from injuries that forced them to miss the end of the English Premier League season, but both will go to So...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Torres and Cesc will be ready

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA48 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is confident injured duo Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas will be 100 per cent fit in time for his side's opening World Cup match against Switzerland on June 16. Liverpool striker Torres is on his way back from a knee injury, while Arsenal midfielder Fabregas is recovering from a broken shin. But Del Bosque named both players in his final 23-man squad for the Wor...Full Story »

I don't need Torres, says Ancelotti

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by The Independent170 hits

Chelsea's manager Carlo Ancelotti, who hopes to complete the first leg of a Premier League and FA Cup Double this afternoon, says the club are so well off for strikers that they do not need to bid for Liverpool's Fernando Torres this summer. Recent reports suggested they made an enquiry but when asked about signing him, Ancelotti said: "No, I don't think so, because with [Didier] Drogba and [N...Full Story »

Spanish Inquisition: Fabregas, Torres, Xavi, Iniesta - Are Spain’s Injuries Cause For Worry?

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com132 hits

Whether La Seleccion should begin to worry with so many star players falling to injury so soon before South Africa. The World Cup is just five short weeks away and the planet’s temperature is beginning to rise not only with the phenomenon of global climate change, but also with Football Fever. Commercials and advertising events are beginning to increase in frequency and K’NaanR...Full Story »

Mancini reveals City's plan to launch huge Torres bid

Posted Saturday, April 24, 2010 by The Independent166 hits

Liverpool striker is singled out in extraordinary admission that club will target four major summer signings Roberto Mancini served notice yesterday that Manchester City have the spending power to succeed where others may fail in attempting to prise Fernando Torres away from Liverpool. City had indications as far back as last autumn that securing the 26-year-old's services might be possible if...Full Story »

England Are The Second Best Team In The Tournament - Liverpool Star Fernando Torres

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Goal.com124 hits

Spain against Three Lions would be perfect final... Liverpool and Spain striker Fernando Torres believes that England are likely to be contenders at this summer's World Cup in South Africa. The Reds star feels that Fabio Capello has the second best squad at the tournament available to him, but also thinks that there are still some psychological hang-ups to be overcome for the Three Lions. "...Full Story »

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