Hicks dismisses Torres talk

27 May 2008 08:47
Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has dismissed as laughable reports linking star striker Fernando Torres with a £50million move to Chelsea this summer. The 24-year-old made a superb start to his time at Anfield, scoring 33 goals in all competitions for the Reds following his arrival from Atletico Madrid. Chelsea are now rumoured to be keen on trying to tempt Torres to move on, but Hicks has stated that there is no chance of that happening. He told The Mirror: "It is simply beyond comprehension. There is no circumstance in which Torres will be sold. "Why would the owners invest so much money in supporting the manager to then undermine that support? It is ludicrous." Torres, who is currently preparing for Euro 2008 with the Spain national team told reporters: "I am enjoying my time at Liverpool. "I would prefer to forget the transfer talk for now and concentrate on Euro 2008, which is my primary concern at the moment. "I will go away on holiday once the tournament has finished and will then return to Liverpool."

Source: ESA