Torres’ Anfield exit talk denied


Fernando Torres' agent insists he has been misquoted after stories on Monday morning suggested the Spain international striker was on the verge of leaving Liverpool.

Agent Jose Antonio Martin had reportedly indicated Torres could move to another Premier League club this summer.

However, Martin is adamant that he did not say anything of the kind and is unhappy with the way the story developed, saying now that Torres will remain at Anfield.

"For many months I have not spoken to the England press because their quotes are totally false," he said."Now is not the moment to speak about this issue because Torres is focused completely on his work for Spain.

"After the World Cup (player-agency company) Bahia Internacional will possibly meet with the player but the truth is that Fernando has signed a deal with Liverpool which is for the present and the future."

The 26-year-old is currently on World Cup duty with Spain, having scored 72 goals in 116 appearances during his three seasons with the Reds following his arrival from Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been linked with Torres, with Martin quoted earlier by the Daily Mail as saying:"Barcelona have signed David Villa and now they want to invest the money they have in other players.

"However, it is very likely that Fernando Torres will stay in the Premier League, but I cannot say that it will be with Liverpool.

"We are working on his future, but right now you cannot guarantee that he will stay with the English club."

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