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The silence from Ferran Torres about his future at Valencia has the La Liga outfit convinced that he is not going to sign a new contract, AS claims amid speculation that the Spanish starlet could be on his way to Liverpool.

As Los Che legend Fernando pointed out during an interview with Tribal Football last month, the jet-heeled, chalk-booted winger in the shape of a young Jesus Navas looks a player tailor-made for Jurgen Klopp’s high-octane, counter-attacking style.

And considering that Liverpool’s recent success has been built on their ability to identify diamonds in the rough, a la Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson, it should be no surprise to learn that a player named Torres could be thrilling the fans at Anfield again next season.

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The Reds have made contract with Valencia about a deal for the 20-year-old academy graduate, according to Goal, with the La Liga giants expected to listen to offers far lower than his staggering £88 million release clause.

Valencia have a history when it comes to cashing in on their prized assets. And with Torres refusing to extend his contract beyond 2021 as it stands, it looks for all the world that he will be taking the David Silva, Juan Mata, David Villa route this summer.

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According to AS, Albert Celades’ side are yet to make Torres another contract offer after he rejected their initial approach. And, while the man himself is yet to break his silence, Valencia feel that this rather tight-lipped approach means that he is privately packing his bags ahead of the summer transfer window.

With six goals and seven assists this season, Torres already boasts the kind of end product that most players his age can only dream of.

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