London, Mar 21 (ANI): Liverpool is planning a 50 million pounds spending spree to regain the top place in the Premier League.
The move will require another round of players sale this summer to raise all the funds, which is unlikely to be enough to satisfy worried striker Fernando Torres' demands for four or five world-class signings.
The Merseysiders' will have an initial 25 million pounds to splash on recruits once they have secured the new investment.
The rest of the transfer kitty must be drummed up through player sales, with Albert Riera and Yossi Benayoun, the first high-profile departures, News of the World reports.
Riera will be sold for eight million pounds, with CSKA Moscow trying to secure a deal this week. Benayoun has wanted out since the start of the season and will raise another nine million pounds, the paper added.
The paper reports the bid for 40 per cent of Liverpool from The Rhone Group will not herald the start of a vastly different era of investment in the squad.
The only way the Liverpool manager will be able secure the kind of fantasy football figures is to ponder the unthinkable by selling Torres for 80 million pounds, the paper said.
Liverpool insist selling Torres (right) is not an option they are willing to discuss, even though they are well aware agents on behalf of Chelsea and Manchester City are making regular contact with the player's advisors, the report concluded. (ANI)