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14/08/2009 07:22

Papers: Torres title taunt

Torres: Beating United is easy
Fernando Torres threw out a title taunt to Chelsea and Manchester United last night. The Liverpool hitman said: "We have no problem beating Manchester United or Chelsea but it is games like Sunday's at Tottenham where we need to show our real title intentions. Tottenham is not an easy place to go but these are games we must be winning if this is to finally be our year." The Spanish striker, 25, believes his side simply have to win the Premier League title this season after going so close last term. They missed out by just four points to champions United. Torres said: "I am not thinking can we win the title, I am thinking we have to win the title. We came so close last season but for many of the players it was their first time experiencing the pressure of a Premier League title race."
Pat Sheehan, The Sun

Meanwhile, The Sun say Sir Alex has run the rule over Atletico Madrid ace Sergio Aguero. United chief's scouts saw £30million-rated Argie hitman score in the 3-2 win in Russia. The Sun claim Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old.

The Times report that Franck Ribery has put Chelsea and United on full alert after signalling that he is ready to force a departure from Bayern Munich.

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