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Arsenal boss Wenger: Chelsea paid over odds for Torres

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Chelsea paid over the odds for former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Wenger is adamant Blues supremo Roman Abramovich was forced to pay at least 15 per cent too much to get his man.

The Arsenal boss said: "Torres was a last-minute transfer and, as a result, Chelsea had to pay for it.

"We can estimate that Chelsea paid an additional amount for Torres, about 15 per cent.

"Emotion and a lack of time saw the market value become inflated but, now, Chelsea could become even more dangerous.

"The trio of Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Torres represents a real danger."

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