Ha! I told you so! All those Liverpool fans who gave me grief on Friday for daring to suggest Torres may push for a transfer request, it now seems Liverpool have accepted a bid from Chelsea for the Spaniard.
It is Darren Lewis at the Mirror who has spread the news, saying via Twitter 'his men' say Liverpool have accepted a bid.
I have to say I am surprised at the timing of the move. It appeared things were on a upward curve at Anfield following the arrival of Dalglish and then Suarez. If Torres wanted to leave why wait till three days before the deadline?
I am convinced the move will go through becasue the Reds PR machine, via much of the national media, is clicking into gear.
It isn't the departure of one of their best players apparently it is a symbol that 'no player is bigger than the club'. Hmmmm sounds like damage limitation to me and one designed to soften the blow to the fans who are seeing their best player leave, even if they haven't really seen the best of him for the past 18 months.
Because of the horrible timing Dalglish has little time to bring players in so I expect Charlie Adam would be the best they can hope for before 11pm tonight. But the closing of the window at least gives him six months to decide how to spend the money and start the re-building job in earnest next summer.