Date: 1st July 2008 at 12:30pm
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It appears that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich saw all he needed to see during Sunday’s Euro 2008 final. It has come to light in the Daily Star that he is prepared to spend more on Torres than even Madrid is thinking of tossing out for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

With their supposed initial bid of £50 million turned down cold, it comes as no surprise to me that they are back for more. Abramovich apparently won’t take no for an answer. You just have to wonder how far this charade will go. I don’t think there is any price at which we can sell Torres, unless we are willing to sell our opportunity to win the Premiership.

What is worth more to Tom Hicks and George Gillett, however, may be just that…..the cash. They have already shown a huge chasm to be in place between them and Liverpool supporters. I have to think that if the check gets big enough, Torres may be on his way. It really comes down to just how far both sides will go.

My fingers are crossed.