Liverpool not giving up on £12 million striker just yet + Will £100 million be enough for Liverpool to sell?

This January transfer window has been pretty dull by all accounts.

So far, the most notable deals to go through have been those of Patrick Vieira to Manchester City  and Sol Campbell back to Arsenal. That really isn’t saying much, is it?

With just over a week to go now before the transfer window slams shut, the papers are really full of it today.

The Kenwyne Jones to Liverpool rumour just won’t go away. Sunderland boss Steve Bruce called Liverpool disrespectful earlier this week for their pursuit of the player, however that doesn’t seemed to have quelled Liverpool’s interest for the player.

Rafa Benitez is desperate to add to his attacking options before next Monday’s deadline and it would seem he has his heart set on Jones. Bruce has said there is no chance that Jones, 26, will leave the Stadium of Light, unless someone coughs up £12 million.

Liverpool, as we know, are skint, so where they are going to get that kind of money between now and next Monday is anyone’s guess. Perhaps the sale of Ryan Babel may raise somewhere near the £10 million mark which could lead to Liverpool making a move. Only time will tell on that one.

Liverpool could clearly do with some money. They can get their hands on £100 million in the summer if they want it. All they would have to do is hand over their most prized asset, Fernando Torres to the world’s richest club, Manchester City.

Yes, reports today have claimed that Roberto Mancini will be giving a bottomless pit of money to spend in the summer and his number one target is the one they call, El Nino. It has been claimed that Torres, 24, may have to be sold should Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League this season and Liverpool fans certainly don’t need telling that finishing outside the top 4 is a definite possibility.

It would be fascinating to see if Liverpool did finish outside the top 4 this season, would Torres be on his way out of Anfield. At this moment and time I just can’t imagine Torres wearing a City jersey but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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