Liverpool FC suffer blow in pursuit of 18-year-old Spanish starlet – report

Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC have suffered a blow in their reported pursuit of Ferran Torres, say reports

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Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC have suffered a blow in their reported interest in signing Ferran Torres from Valencia, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Spanish club have dramatically increased the release clause in the 18-year-old’s contract to ward off potential suitors this summer.

Torres was being linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, including both Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC, as well as the likes of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

However, Valencia confirmed this week that Torres has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.

According to the same report, the teenager’s new deal has seen his release clause increase from just £21.9m to a staggering £87.5m, in a bid to ward off potential interested clubs.

The teenager has made one assist in seven La Liga appearances for Valencia so far this season, although he has only started one of those games in the top flight.

Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming months as both teams look to assemble squads capable of winning the title next season.

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