Monday, September 28, 2009

Priceless El-Nino insists Rafa

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has revealed that some English clubs tried to buy Fernando Torres in the summer.

Torres terrorised the Hull City defence during Liverpool's thumping 6-1 win at Anfield, helping himself to a clinical hat-trick.

It brought Torres' tally to eight goals in seven Premier League games this season, and it was fourth treble in his Reds career since his arrival from Atletico Madrid.

Benitez revealed a couple of English clubs, believed to be Manchester City and Chelsea, sounded out Liverpool about the Spanish hit-man in the summer, but Benitez has warned any potential suitors they would be wasting their time in trying to prise Torres away from Anfield.

"How much is he worth?" said Benitez. "Well at least £70million, you would say.

"I'm not saying he's the best in the world because he is young and can get better, but of course he is one of the best, and he can still improve if he wants to.

"This year we had some agents acting for other English clubs who were coming to us asking about the price of Torres, with big, big figures, but we said that he's not for sale.

"I would say at this moment in time he is not for sale at any price."

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