Garcia open to Torres swap
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luis Garcia has hinted he would be open to a possible swap deal with Fernando Torres.Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia has hinted he would be interested in a possible swap deal with Fernando Torres.
The Reds are stepping up their interest in Atletico Madrid ace Torres as they look to bring in a high-profile signing.
Atletico have indicated that they could be prepared to do a deal for fans favourite Torres with the club lining up a bid for Diego Forlan as a possible replacement.
Torres is believed to be considering his future at Vicente Calderon after another disappointing season last term.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez is a big fan of Torres and sees him as a key addition to his squad as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for the Premier League title.
Liverpool are hoping to persuade Atletico to do business by offering Garcia in part exchange.
Garcia, who missed the most of last season through injury, admits he would be interested in a move to Atletico.
"Liverpool are in my thoughts at the moment, but one day I would like to come back, and not to Barcelona, but to Atletico Madrid, who are always in my thoughts," Garcia told Spanish television.