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Chelsea boss Ancelotti does not want to lose Anelka to Liverpool in Torres deal

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti does not want to lose Nicolas Anelka in their mega bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

The Daily Mail says Kenny Dalglish would still like to see Anelka arrive from Chelsea as part of any deal - not least because, unlike Luis Suarez, he is eligible for the Europa League.

But Ancelotti is extremely reluctant to see the French striker leave Stamford Bridge when he remains such an important member of his squad.

While Chelsea are prepared to offer a younger player, Blues owner Roman Abramovich accepts it will take a significantly increased cash offer to get the deal done before the deadline.

 It's all kicking off again! Click here for the No1 coverage of Chelsea's winter market transfer news.

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