Fernando Torres joined Chelsea in 2011 for £50million, but is it now time for the Blues to cash in on the misfiring Spaniard?

Torres has failed to regain the form that made him one of the world's best strikers back in his Liverpool days, and now there are some suggestions it may be time for Chelsea to let him go.

He has had few highlights in his Chelsea career, the most notable vs Barcelona in last year's Champions league semi-final, perhaps even his solo effort vs Benfica in this seasons Europa League final. 

But for the most part, it has been goal drought, after goal drought for Torres.

His Chelsea career has been plagued with a 'one step forward, two steps back' syndrome that has earnt him the prestigious title of the worst signing of all time.

It may now be time for Jose Mourinho to cash in on Torres, one can only assume he would raise a fraction of what Chelsea paid for him, but it makes financial and logical sense.

Especially if Wayne Rooney comes in - there would be a very high wage bill, and with Torres sitting on the bench, a lot of money will be wasted on keeping him at the club. 

He may be one of the more likeable figures within the Chelsea team, but Torres is not a key player for the Blues and I'm sure Jose Mourinho recognises this.

Do not be surprised to see the former-Liverpool man leave this summer.


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