Agent bombshell: Liverpool ace Torres will join English rival

The agent of Fernando Torres has dropped a bombshell admitting the Liverpool striker is set to join another Premiership club.

Chelsea are at the front of the queue to sign the Spaniard and Manchester City also showed interest before moving on to other targets when they got little encouragement from the 26-year-old.

Agent Jose Antonio Martin said: "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."

Barcelona have been linked, but Martin countered: "It is ruled out.

"Barcelona have signed David Villa and now they want to invest the money they have in other players."

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