After struggling for consistency following his move from Santos last season, the Brazil international has continued his exceptional form from the World Cup in 2014-15 into the current campaign, scoring 11 goals in 13 Liga games so far.
The Red Devils are keen to land a new midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window, and Louis van Gaal believes that Perez is the man to help United make a surprise push for the Premier League title.
Reports earlier in the week claimed that Perez was determined to complete a move to Valencia, where he has more chance of becoming a regular starter, but Superdeporte believes that the La Liga outfit are not willing to match the Argentine’s buyout clause.
Raheem Sterling is currently the latest player leading the line and he performed admirably in that role again against Burnley on Boxing Day. His decisive strike on the hour took him to three goals in his last three matches, and Rodgers believes that he has a lot to offer in a position which he is quickly adapting to.
The news comes just hours after Atletico Madrid assistant coach German Burgos vowed the Spanish giants were on the verge of a deal for the forward.
Chelsea released a statement thanking Torres for his services, it read: “Chelsea Football Club thanks Fernando for his service during the past four seasons and wishes him the very best for the future.”
Former Birmingham City owner David Sullivan has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo almost joined the club before choosing Manchester United.
The Real Madrid superstar is favourite to retain his Ballon d’Or award as he continues to break goalscoring records in the Spanish capital.