Chelsea have finally decided to part ways with their record transfer signing Fernando Torres and could sell the Spaniard following the imminent arrival of Samuel Eto'o.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Premier League giants have put the Spaniard up for sale as they are on the verge of securing the signature of Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala.

Eto'o's agent reportedly met Chelsea officials on Monday before flying to Italy to meet with officials from Inter Milan to see if the Italian side could offer a better deal to the player which they could not.

Thus Eto'o is now set to agree a deal with Chelsea which will see him take a pay cut of £10m per year, which is bad news for Torres.

Jose Mourinho decided to start without any out-and-out striker in Chelsea's last league match against Manchester United, and with the arrival of his former favourite Eto'o, it now looks like Torres will further struggle to get regular playing time at Stamford Bridge.

The striker needs to be playing regularly in the build up to the World Cup next year, but the chances of that happening with Chelsea look slim.

Barcelona have thus been alerted to the possibility of signing the striker and the Catalan club are believed to be looking at the situation.

Although Gerardo Martino has publicly stated that he is quite happy with the present squad, the feeling inside the club privately is that they need to sign a striker after allowing David Villa to move to Atletico Madrid.

Sport claim that they are interested in Torres and the Barca board are willing to finance a deal for the striker.

The paper also claims that, following fans' reactions to rumours about Juan Mata's exit from the club, Mourinho has decided to keep the playmaker at the club but is willing to let Torres leave if a deal can be agreed with another club.

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