Chelsea ready to offload Torres

Chelsea ready to offload Torres

Published Dec. 14, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...


Chelsea are ready to cut their losses on out-of-form striker Fernando Torres, 27, and will accept an offer of £20m for the Spaniard in January, just 12 months after he moved from Liverpool for £50m.

Bolton are lining New York Red Bulls' American international Tim Ream as a replacement for Gary Cahill who is set to leave in January.


Spartak Moscow are interested in re-signing striker Roman Pavlyuchenko from Spurs, with city rivals Lokomotiv also interested in the £8m-rated frontman.

Meanwhile, Spurs are looking to sign Juventus striker Amauri.


Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has made enquiries about Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez.

Frank Lampard admits Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has not spoken to him about being axed.

New Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has blocked loan exits for Titus Bramble and David Vaughan who were wanted by Blackpool and Ipswich respectively.

Spurs midfielder Giovani dos Santos wants to quit the club and join Spanish side Sevilla.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is weighing up a £3m move for Leicester defender Lee Peltier.

Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, 35, is considering a new two-year deal.

West Ham are eyeing £5m-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.


QPR boss Neil Warnock wants to take Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong on loan for the rest of the season.

Wolves are lining up a £2m January bid for Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame, with Stoke also interested.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has turned down a £2.5m offer from Newcastle for 22-year-old defender James Tomkins.


A taunt of "Thursday night, Channel 5" - a reference to Manchester City's elimination from the Champions League - from Ashley Cole sparked a confrontation between Chelsea and City players in the tunnel after the Blues' 2-1 win on Monday.

Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan is stalling on a new deal because he wants more regular football.

Juventus are ready to loan Serbia winger Milos Krasic to injury-hit Manchester United until the end of the season.


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is looking to sign Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo from AC Milan for around £6m.


Yaya Toure will delay his departure to the African Cup of Nations next month to minimise disruption to Manchester City's challenge for a clean sweep of trophies this season.

Tottenham would not have bid for the Olympic Stadium if they had known the Government was committed to retaining the running track, according to chairman Daniel Levy.


Rangers hope to tie up new deals for Sasa Papac, Dorin Goian, Maurice Edu and Thomas Bendiksen before Christmas.