London, Jan 29 (ANI): Ace striker Fernando Torres has urged Liverpool to agree a deal with Chelsea that will benefit both himself and Anfield.
Chelsea will return with an improved 40 million pounds offer for Torres with the current Premier League champions hopeful of closing the deal before Monday's deadline after the striker confirmed his desire to quit Liverpool by submitting a transfer request.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti intends to push hard for Torres although Liverpool have rejected his transfer request, the Guardian reports.
"Every time, when there is a possibility to find a better player for this club, we will try. I don't need to explain when we move. When we try to do something, we speak together and make the decision. I knew about the bid. I'm not surprised because I know what the club is doing," Ancelotti said.
Liverpool new owners, Fenway Sports Group, hope the signing of the Uruguay international Suarez, who has still to complete a medical and agree to personal terms, will convince Torres of their ambitions. They remain adamant that their leading goalscorer is not for sale.
Liverpool said in a statement last night: "Fernando Torres tonight submitted a written transfer request, which has been rejected by Liverpool. Fernando is under long-term contract and the club expect him to honour the commitment he made to Liverpool FC and its supporters when he signed the agreement."
However, the 26-year-old has reached the point where he believes a departure from Liverpool is the right move for his career and does not want to miss a second opportunity to join Chelsea, the Guardian reports.
He has urged FSG to broker an agreement that is good for both himself and the club. (ANI)