It can now be revealed that the sensational £50m move of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea came close to being scuttled just minutes before the transfer deadline! Liverpool’s American owner John Henry could do little more than anxiously wait by his phone as late negotiations took place between two key figures, totally unaware of how deals like this are sealed whenever the West London club is in the market for a high profile player. The record British transfer was completed just before the transfer window was closed when agreement was finally reached in time for the paperwork to be lodged with the Premier League.
The late hiccup occurred when Fernando’s partner Olalla failed to come to personal terms with Chelsea and former England captain John Terry. At this stage, terms of the agreement which was finally reached is shrouded in complete secrecy.
Then I woke up to realise that the whole story was only a dream resulting from a heavy night on the booze!