There are conflicting reports that Fernando Torres has passed his medical and will shortly become a Chelsea player.
Fansite Koptalk, which correctly revealed Andy Carroll had handed in a transfer request following two rejected offers from Liverpool, tweeted the unconfirmed rumour earlier that Torres had passed his medical.
However, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has denied that Torres has passed a medical but confirmed the clubs have agreed a £50 million fee.
If confirmed, it brings Torres’ three-and-a-half year Anfield career to a disappointing and bitter end with many Liverpool fans feeling he has let the club down by moving to a rival English club.
The 26-year-old striker initially handed in a transfer request at Liverpool on Friday after Chelsea had a £35 million bid rejected for the Spaniard. After a weekend of negotiations, that bid is now believed to have reached £50 million.
Liverpool have agreed a club record fee with Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll while it’s also understood Blackpool’s Charlie Adam is about to have a medical with the Reds.
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