The champions reportedly failed in an attempt to lure Atletico Madrid’s Sergio Aguero to Stamford Bridge this week, accroding to the Spanish club, and have now turned their attention to Torres.
A Liverpool spokesman said last night: “Chelsea have made an offer for Fernando, which has been rejected. The player is not for sale.”
Chelsea were, however, last night on the verge of completing the £26m signing of Benfica defender David Luiz after the Portuguese club confirmed they were thrashing out a deal.
“We have received an offer from Chelsea for the acquisition of the sporting and economic rights of David Luiz,” read a statement. “A negotiation process is ongoing.”