AND you thought their moneybag days were behind them!
Tonight it’s being reported that Chelsea have tabled a whopping Â£60m bid for Liverpool’s star striker Fernando Torres.
The gargantuan figure being reported comes after a Â£40m offer was rebutted by Anfield burghers.
A Liverpool spokesman said: “Chelsea have made an offer for Fernando, which has been rejected. The player is not for sale.”
The deal would dwarf the Â£32,500,000 paid by Manchester City for Robinho, the current transfer fee record paid by a British club, and with add-ons maybe even come close to the Â£80,000,000 paid by Real Madrid to land Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cripes! How can you not love the January transfer window?