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from Reuters Soccer Blog:
UPDATE: Liverpool have confirmed that Torres put in a written transfer request on Friday night. The club have rejected it. Read the statement here.
Liverpool and Ajax have just announced that Luis Suarez is joining the Premier League club in a deal worth up to 26.5 million euros.
The question is, will he play alongside Fernando Torres in the Liverpool side or in place of him?
Many will wonder if the decision of the new Liverpool owners to pay such a large fee has anything to do with the bid for Torres from Chelsea. Liverpool flatly rejected the offer when Chelsea approached them with 35 million quid but could another, improved offer tempt them before the closure of the transfer window?