Fernando Torres

Anfield side offer five-year contract to former fan favourite.
Liverpool have stepped up their attempts to bring former front man Fernando Torres back to Anfield this summer after meeting with the Chelsea player?s agent in London over the weekend.

The Merseyside giants have privately accepted that wantaway forward Luis Suarez has now played his final game for the Reds, with the club?s American owners the Fenway Sports Group having now instructed managing director Ian Ayre to simply get the highest transfer fee possible for their star man.

Premier League rivals Arsenal have already had two bids for the Uruguay international rejected by Liverpool, but it is understood that a third offer in excess of ?50 million will be enough to convince the Merseysiders to allow Suarez to make the move south to the Emirates.

And as soon as that protracted deal has been completed, the Reds will then turn their attentions to landing Suarez?s replacement following successful talks with Torres?s agent Antonio Sanz in the capital on Saturday, where personal terms were agreed over a ?150,000-per-week five-year deal.

The Spain international was recently informed by returning Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho that he will only be used as an impact substitute at Stamford Bridge next season, with the Portuguese favouring front men Romelu Lukaku and soon-to-be new arrival Wayne Rooney over him in attack.

Meanwhile, the two clubs in question have already agreed a fee of ?20m for the misfiring striker, who has netted just 34 goals in 131 games since making his ?50m switch from Anfield to the Bridge in January 2011.

Initially it was thought that the 29-year-old would reject Liverpool?s advances in order to fight for his starting place in the Blues lineup, however, after talks with close friends, key family members and his advisers, Torres has now come to the conclusion that a move back to his former club is the best course of action for his career, and especially in a season that ends with the World Cup finals in Brazil.

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