Is Shepherd Picking The Team Now?

Last updated : 16 March 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor
 Now Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has claimed that Newcastle have made an offer for him. What? When they don't have a manager? So what is Freddy up to?

The Spain international, who has scored 11 goals in 26 La Liga games this season, had been linked to a number of top clubs in the January transfer widow amid widespread speculation about his future.

The 21-year-old, tipped to leave Spain in the summer, says that he knows about the approach because Atletico chiefs recently informed him.

"There's always been talk about lots of clubs but I only know about one firm offer and that's from Newcastle because the club confirmed it to me," Torres told The Sun.

"I've never thought about listening to offers from anyone. I consider Atletico my home and I'm happy but you can't always be certain about what may happen."