EPL Transfer News Now Summer 2014: Fernando Torres Leaving Chelsea, Liverpool Chase Xherdan Shaqiri, Arturo Vidal to Man United?

Fernando Torres could leave Chelsea, Liverpool seek out Xherdan Shaqiri, and Manchester United might move for Arturo Vidal.

Misfiring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres could be joining his former teammate Ashley Cole at AS Roma, according to the Sun.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to swap involve Torres in a swap deal for Roma’s Mattia Destro.

However, Torres is making negotiations complicated by demanding that Chelsea pay the remainder of his £8.5 million-a-year ($14 million a year) contract in full before he leaves.

Meanwhile, Liverpool look to make their tenth signing of the 2014 summer transfer in the form of Xherdan Shaqiri.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is interested in taking the talented Swiss international over via a one year loan deal, according to the Daily Star.

Shaqiri only made the bench for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg during the weekend game, and was displeased about it. 

“The coach has decided it, so you have to accept it,” he told Swiss newspaper Blick.

“I have to deal with it and try to impose myself [on the team]. Clearly you’re disappointed if you are not in the starting line-up.”

Over at Old Trafford, new United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to bring in Juventus’s star midfielder Arturo Vidal, but only if his fitness troubles turn out to be less of an issue, the Independent reports.

Vidal, 27, has problems with his right knee last season, and Van Gaal doesn’t want to splash out €40m million ($52.8 million) for a player that will add to United’s injury ravaged squad.

Even if Vidal is signed by the club, he could be granted an appearance-based contract like the one signed by Michael Owen in 2011.

 

 

 

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