Fernando Torres Indecision Sparks Manchester City, Chelsea into Action

Daniel GoochAnalyst IJuly 27, 2010

Liverpool are getting ready to recieve a mammoth bid from Manchester City for super striker Fernando Torres.

The Spaniard has not yet committed his future to the northern club, and only yesterday Roy Hodgson said that he there was little more he can do to convince the player to stay at The Reds at Anfield.

His indecision has Chelsea and Manchester City rummaging around in their transfer wallets to get together enough to buy Torres. 

However, Chelsea have yet to put in a formal bid this summer, which leaves the path wide open for City to swoop in.

City manager Robert Mancini is an admirer of him and said, "Torres is one of the best strikers in Europe and is already playing in the Premier League for three years and knows it very well. 

“But it depends on his situation—his price and whether he wants to come.”

“Whether he wants to come” is the dampening part of the bid.

As at Anfield, there will be no Champions League football at at City next season.

If Torres does decide to go, most Liverpool fans would think of the player "jumping ship" for a team that has not won a trophy in almost 40 years.

It is thought that Liverpool’s asking price will be around £70m, but Chelsea were hoping to get their man for £50m. However, that figure will probably increase if Man City make an offer.

Torres will be the transfer to watch this summer. Top clubs have their eye on him, and the price of the star player looks to get higher.