Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has expressed his admiration of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, although he refused to confirm his interest in signing the Spaniard.
The Eastlands club have been linked with Torres in recent weeks and it is thought City could make a bid for the striker at the end of the current campaign.
Mancini said: “Fernando Torres is a fantastic striker. But all the teams in Europe are interested in him.
“We must get the rest of the matches out of the way first, then we will decide about other players.”
Mancini believes securing Champions League football is key to luring players to the club.
He added: “All the top players want to play in the Champions League.
“Next year we want to be a team who wins the Premier League. To do that we need top players.”