Juventus linked with Liverpool striker Fernando Torres - report

Juventus' search for a striker has widened to Merseyside with Liverpool hitman Fernando Torres reportedly firmly on the club's transfer agenda.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Torres is generating an increased interest from the Old Lady, who have also been linked with Wolfsburg forward Edin Dzeko and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.

Torres, 26, represents a decent target for Juventus, who have been encouraged to foster a January move given Liverpool's poor form in the Premier League.

The Reds are languishing in the relegation zone. Torres, like the rest of his team, has struggled for fitness and form. Fans have shown increased tension, and it could all boil over and lead to an exodus of players from the club.

The Spaniard fits the bill in Turin with Juventus eager to land an international striker with calibre and quality. But it remains to be seen whether they have the funds or prestige to complete a deal with the World Cup winner, especially with widespread reports claiming the Italians have concluded a deal to sign Dzeko next summer.

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