Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City High Alert on Torres' Liverpool Future

George HouseContributor IMay 4, 2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 28:  Fernando Torres of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 28, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Liverpool are set to fight off some of the world’s biggest clubs to keep striker Fernando Torres , who has cast doubt over his future with the Reds.

The Spanish international has been unhappy with Liverpool officials for not opening their wallets and bringing new stars to Anfield, and with ownership problems compounding, Torres could leave the club this summer, according to The Mirror .

Barcelona will be keeping an eye on the Liverpool hitman and will be ready to make a gigantic bid to bring the Spaniard back to his home country.

Manchester City and Chelsea are also said to be interested in making a big move for the Spaniard this summer.

Torres’ relationship with manager Rafael Benitez has reportedly soured and the 26-year-old could choose to stick around for another season if the Liverpool boss leaves this summer.

If the Reds want to keep Torres they will have to splash some cash and bring some proven stars to help the team significantly improve.

Liverpool will miss out on the Champions League this season, currently sitting in seventh place with just one game remaining, five points behind fourth place Tottenham in the Premier League standings.