Fernando Torres: Potential destinations (1)

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Fernando Torres' absence from the starting XI in Chelsea's goalless draw with Manchester United on Monday served as further evidence that his time in west London may end before the transfer deadline next week.

The future of the Spanish striker has been the subject of frequent speculation for much of his time with Chelsea, with his performances far from worthy of the £50 million paid to bring him to the club.

Torres did enjoy his best season for Chelsea last term - scoring 22 times in all competitions - but he only managed to find the net on eight occasions in the Premier League, prompting the club's attempts to find a replacement.

Wayne Rooney had been the top target for Jose Mourinho, but Chelsea appear to have conceded defeat in pursuit of the Manchester United forward, who now seems likely to remain at Old Trafford.

The failure to land Rooney has led Mourinho to focus his attention on the recruitment of Samuel Eto'o, and the experienced goalscorer appears to be heading to Chelsea.

Eto'o's arrival will raise further questions about the future of Torres, and the the 29-year-old may be offered the chance for a fresh start before the close of the transfer window.

But where could he end up? Here are some options...

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