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"It was the winter holiday and I was back in Togo having a kickabout with friends when my phone rang.One of the boys answered it and said, 'Manu, it's Arsene for you'. 'Arsene who?' I said. 'Arsene Wenger', he said. 'Get out of it', I said, and grabbed the phone off him. But then I heard the voice. 'Allo'. F*****g hell. It is Arsene Wenger!"
-Emmanuel Adebayor

Arsenal Make A Move On Torres, Walcott Scores!

Spanish journalist Ivan Modia has told clubcall that should Fernando Torres leave Atletico Madrid for England, Arsenal would be his likely destination.

North London rivals Arsenal and Sp*rs have both been linked with Torres but Sp*rs gave not have not yet made an offer to Atletico Madrid. Modia confirms that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has registered a bid for the Spanish Wayne Rooney.

'If Torres chooses to leave Atletico Madrid after the World Cup, he would ideally go to Barcelona, but they don't have the money to sign him.

'After that Torres would listen to Arsene Wenger because Wenger has made an approach and Torres appreciates that. Also there are a couple of Spanish players at Arsenal that Torres already knows, so that would help.

'If Torres was going to choose an English club, he would choose Arsenal over Tottenham.'

Torres has been linked with moves to the Premiership before but Atletico have held on to their star player eventhough they were tempted to cash in on him. However, Modia has revealed that Atletico are now happy to sell Torres if they receive a significant transfer fee.

'This is first time that Atletico have recognised that Torres is for sale. The fee for him will depend a lot on his performance for Spain in the World Cup. Atletico are hoping for a good performance from him so they can get a big transfer fee. They would only let him go for a lot of money.'

In other news, Theo Walcott scored on his debut for the England Under-19's. He originally missed his penalty only for the referee to call for the penalty to be retaken due to a mistake by a goalkeeper.

England Under-19 coach Martin Hunter was full of praises for Walcott, “He’ll get better and better. In terms of the talent he’s got, the pace he’s got, on another night like this he could have scored three.”

“It’s one step at a time,” Hunter said. “He’s already playing a year up.”

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