Chelsea Block Transfer Move For Striker As They Want Cash

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On-loan Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ return to Atletico Madrid could be blocked by Chelsea if at all his current suitors AC Milan decide to cancel his two-year loan deal as Chelsea want a transfer fee for the Spaniard.

According to reports earlier in the week, the former Liverpool man’s future at Milan was in doubt as he has been lacklustre in his time at Italy. The 30-year old has scored just once in his 10 appearances and has looked nothing short of poor on the pitch. With the need to sign a good striker, manager Filippo Inzaghi could offload Torres who is a high earner at the club despite him joining just four months ago.

Popular Spanish journalist Guillem Balague revealed, “Fernando Torres definitely wants to go back to Atletico and they also want him, but there is a problem as he can’t go out on loan for a second time this season.

“That means Chelsea will allow Torres to leave for a small transfer fee, although Atletico are not prepared to pay anything. If Chelsea want to receive a transfer fee they won’t get it from Atletico.

“Due to the money he earns, Torres and Chelsea could negotiate a pay-off and he could then leave on a free.

“That’s something that could be negotiated,” he added.

With Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba at the club, it’s unlikely that Chelsea will keep Torres.

Former club Liverpool being linked with a move

Torres has also been linked with a possible move back to his former club Liverpool where he enjoyed such good goal scoring form. Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled for options upfront after Daniel Sturridge’s injury. The likes of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert haven’t impressed.

However, considering Torres’ poor form, it’s unlikely that Rodgers will take a risk despite the media linking him with Liverpool as the former Swansea manager has already made quite a few errors in the transfer market. Rodgers spent more than £100m after the departure of Luis Suarez but has failed to replicate the good performances of last season.

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