Torres bides time on Anfield future

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Liverpool striker Fernando Torres says he wants to know what is really happening at the club before committing his future to Anfield.

Torres has been linked with a big-money move to the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona and Internazionale in recent weeks following Liverpool's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League and reports that the Merseyside club have debts of around £350m.

But the player says he will seek talks with the board and new manager Roy Hodgson after the World Cup in order to find out exactly what is going on at the club.

"I suppose that when the World Cup finishes I will speak to the people at Liverpool and they will explain to me the real situation of how things are at present, the future of the club. And I will talk to the new coach," he said in an interview with El Mundo Deportivo.

For the moment, though, Torres says he is not thinking beyond the World Cup, where Spain face Germany in a semi-final tonight.

"There's time for that [Liverpool], but I want to finish the World Cup, go on holiday, as I haven't had a holiday for three years, rest and then there will be time to talk about all of that," he said.

"Honestly, teams won't be able to do anything until the World Cup has finished. The players here prefer to wait – there is time," he said.