London: Ace striker Fernando Torres will have to put in a transfer request if he wants to quit Liverpool.
Liverpool will only let him go if they receive a mega bid in the region of 70 million pounds to force through a move to Chelsea, News of the World reports.
New coach Roy Hodgson will speak to his star striker and his representatives after the World Cup Final in an effort to keep him.
But if Torres says he wants out, he’ll be told only a formal transfer request and a huge offer can make the deal of the summer possible.
Privately, Liverpool sources concede that the dynamics will shift if the player declares he wants to go.
They’re well aware of the player’s concerns about the future of the club and the interest in him from Carlo Ancelotti, although they have had no indication yet he’s seeking to leave, the paper reports.
First Published: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 15:04