Sunday, 1 August 2010


Txiki Can Aid Torres Bid

The reports emerging in Sunday morning newspapers in England suggest that Chelsea are on the verge of completing the capture of former Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

The reports further say that Begiristain is being brought in to get Roman Abramovich the two things he most craves - Fernando Torres and a European Cup.The former Spain international won the Champions League as sporting director twice at the Camp Nou where he was hailed as the architect of the greatest Barca side in history by his president Joan Laporta.


He also wanted to make Liverpool striker Torres a Barcelona player both when he was still at Atletico Madrid and since moving to Anfield.Chelsea want Begiristain to engineer another push for £40m-rated Torres and help Ancelotti win the European Cup as he was able to do with Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola.

But the relationship with Ancelotti could yet prevent him signing the three-year contract on offer.

Begiristain wants an equal say over all signings but after landing the Double last season, Ancelotti is insisting he has the final word on all transfers.

Chelsea want the matter closed as quickly as possible so the new man can get to work and  successfully engineer a move for Torres before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.