PA Sport - Mon, 26 Jul 08:53:00 2010
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has hinted he could make another foray into the transfer market with a bid to lure Fernando Torres to Eastlands.
Liverpool striker Torres is believed to be unsettled at Anfield with new Reds boss Roy Hodgson admitting the Spaniard has a "beef" with the club, which has been riddled with infighting between its two American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
Jerome Boateng, Aleksandar Kolarov, Yaya Toure and David Silva have already joined City this summer but Mancini's recruitment drive is far from over and the Italian has indicated a move for Torres could be in the pipeline.
"Torres is one of the best strikers in Europe and is already playing in the Premier League for three years and knows it very well. But it depends on his situation - his price and whether he wants to come," he said.
"There are two or three strikers that we could go for, but it is the same situation as it is with James Milner.
"First there is the price and then it depends if the players want to change team. Until today, Liverpool haven't bought many players."
Liverpool finished seventh in the Premier League last season, meaning they must qualify for the Europa League, as do City.
They missed out on a chance to qualify for the Champions League by three points, with Tottenham winning that right.