Manchester City have dismissed reports that they recently held discussions with representatives of Fernando Torres about the possibility of the Liverpool striker moving to Eastlands.
According to reports in Spain, members of City’s owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group, met with Torres’ advisors within the past fortnight, to discuss a possible move when the January transfer window opens.
Marca claims City have offered to double Torres’ current wages in an effort to persuade the highly-rated striker to quit Anfield.
However, City officials have dismissed suggestions that they are planning a move for Torres.
A club spokesman said: “At no time has any Manchester City offical, or anybody representing the club, contacted Fernando Torres, his representatives or Liverpool Football Club.”