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Liverpool use Cisse to bring down Torres fee

Liverpool are willing to include Djibril Cisse in their bid for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres.

The Mirror says Reds boss Rafa Benitez won't meet Madrid's £25m valuation of the Spanish international and now chief executive Rick Parry is trying to get £6m chopped off the fee by throwing in Cisse as part of the deal.

France international Cisse spent last season on loan at Marseille and he and his advisers were told yesterday that he can start negotiating his move to Spain.

Atletico fancy Cisse after missing out on Torres's ideal replacement Vincenzo Iaquinta, who chose to join Juventus from Udinese last week.

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