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Torres bid reported

Reports in Spain suggest that Manchester City have lodged a
bid for Fernando Torres but the Spanish international is still set for a move to
Liverpool.
It is believed that three clubs, Liverpool, Internazionale and
Man City have met the demands of Atletico for their prized striker.
-Sky Sports.

Since the takeover and appoint of Eriksson was (all but) confirmed this week there have been countless reports and speculation about 'top ten' lists and potential targets to be brought into the club, but none quite so as outlandish as this one.

Regardless of the fact that the bid is doomed to failure as Torres seemingly has his heart set on a move to Anfield, I hope the bid isn't a signal that certain players are going to be targeted for the sake of grabbing a headline or the new regime trying to prove to the fans how serious they are.

The current squad is already two top players (Barton and Distin) light whilst two more regulars (Weaver and Ball) are in limbo with their contracts having run down. It is clear that there needs to be an influx of five or six players who are of good first team calibre to take us forward, and now matter how good a player Torres is (of which I'm not wholly convinced), there needs to be far more work done on the squad than landing one or two marquee names.