by Renee Israel
Odds have trimmed remarkably quickly in the past 48 hours concerning the future of Liverpool striker, Fernando Torres.
The media was has been reporting that Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC is on his way to South Africa to talk Torres into moving to Stamford Bridge next season.
As such, sites are now publishing odds of 5/2 that Torres will be a Chelsea player by the next season.
While other teams have shown a keen interest in Torres, despite his poor World Cup performance up until now, none have been able to match the number of zeroes on the cheque that Abramovich is waving under Liverpool's nose.
It is reported that the billionaire has authorized a bid of up to £50 million for the player.
However, all the money in the world may not be enough to convince Torres to leave Liverpool, and odds of 8/11 are being offered that he will decide to stay on at Merseyside, until the start of the season at least.
It has been reported that Torres is due to have a talk with Liverpool management about his future as soon as the World Cup comes to an end next week.
It is not yet known whether Torres will be starting in the match against Germany today with his national Spanish team.
Odds of 17/10 make Spain the favourites to win the match.