Barcelona ready to rumble Chelsea hopes for £70M Liverpool ace Torres

Barcelona are preparing a bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. Catalan sources say Barcelona are ready to outbid Chelsea for Fernando Torres.

Barcelona are preparing a bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Catalan sources say Barcelona are ready to outbid Chelsea for Fernando Torres.

Barcelona have appeared to have won the race to sign David Villa from Valencia.

And it is thought they will do whatever it takes to bring Torres back to Spain - funding the deal by selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

A deal to sign Torres would cost in the region of £70million, a figure that would push the limits of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's considerable purse strings.