London: Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has turned his attention to get Liverpool stars Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.
It's not even a secret within the City hierarchy that they are plotting a 140 million pounds double swoop for both Torres and Gerrard this summer.
City officials are already planning how they can pull off what would be one of the most audacious transfer coups of all time.
The clash between City and Liverpool is more a symbol shift between a waning power beset by internal and financial problems and a club that knows no financial limits.
The pledges of owner Sheikh Mansour are proving to be no mirage and sends out a compelling message to Torres and Gerrard that they may have to re-evaluate their futures in the summer, the paper said.
Last summer, Liverpool rejected an 80 million pounds approach by City for their Spanish striker, but this time around the club simply may not be in a position to refuse such an offer, it added.
First Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 20:43