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Chelsea FC Transfer Rumours: Fernando Torres - £50M Or Bust?

POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 19:  Fernando Torres of Spain talks to the media at the end of a press conference on June 19, 2010 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 19: Fernando Torres of Spain talks to the media at the end of a press conference on June 19, 2010 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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As Graham MacAree pointed out earlier today, the BBC have already said that a £50M offer would net Chelsea Fernando Torres, possibly involving a part exchange including Nicolas Anelka.

The very reputable Sky Sports have now confirmed that Liverpool are willing to let Torres go for £50M. But with Nicolas Anelka apparently vetoing any move to Liverpool, it looks like it will have to be £50M in cold hard cash.

As the transfer deadline looms, the clock ticks. Will £50M be more than Roman Abramovich is willing to pay? Can Liverpool be persuaded to accept a lower bid?

Things are heating up as we near the final day of the transfer window. The cards are now on the table, but will the deal get done?