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Spain international edging closer to Anfield exit...

Fernando Torres' agent, Jose Antonio Martin, has conceded that the striker could leave Liverpool for another club in the Premier League.

The hitman has been linked with a move away from Merseyside following the Reds' underwhelming season, which saw them miss out on securing Champions League football.

The departure of fellow Spaniard and boss Rafael Benitez has only intensified speculation that the forward could seek a transfer, while new manager Roy Hodgson recently refused to guarantee that the fans' favourite would remain at the club next season.

"It is very likely that Fernando Torres will stay in the Premier League, but I cannot say that it will be with Liverpool," said Martin, according to The Daily Mail.

"We are working on his future but right now you cannot guarantee that he will stay with the English club."

Barcelona were believed to have had an eye cast on signing the Reds' prolific goalscorer, but the former Atletico Madrid forward's agent has rubbished speculation that his client could be headed to Camp Nou.

"It is ruled out," he said. "Barcelona have signed David Villa and now they want to invest the money they have in other players."

For his part, the 26-year-old maintained that he would hold a discussion with Hodgson following the 2010 World Cup, before deciding where his club future lies.

For now, however, Torres remains focused on doing his country proud in South Africa - where Spain have reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

"I haven’t had a chat with him yet, but I will talk with him soon and see his ideas for the future," he said of Hodgson, according to The Daily Star.

"My future is here at the World Cup. South Africa is too important to think about anything else. I am sure I will talk with the new manager soon but I have a very important week here.

"What does he have to do to make me stay? I have a contract – that is the reality of the situation."

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