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Roman Abramovich Travels To South Africa To Lure Liverpool Striker Fernando Torres To Chelsea - Report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has travelled to South Africa to discuss a possible move with Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, according to a report from The Daily Telegraph.

The Blues owner is believed to be ready to offer a massive £50 million for the Spain star, who is also a reported target for Manchester City.

City's chances seem to be reducing now though, with the Spaniard understood to be keen to play Champions League football next season.

Torres' representatives have denied the 27-year-old wants to leave Anfield, but Chelsea and City both believe that, in reality, he is seeking a move.

Barcelona are also said to be interested, but Torres is apparently not keen on a move back to Spain.

Chelsea are set to bid below Liverpool's valuation of the player, which could complicate matters, but Abramovich is understood to be pushing very hard for the deal after his club already landed Yossi Benayoun from the Reds earlier this summer.

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