Fernando Torres has opened the door to a possible exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, by refusing to rule out a transfer away from Chelsea.
In recent weeks Torres has been increasingly linked with a move at the end of this season, with Jose Mourinho’s intentions to bring in a big-money striker tipped to pave the way for the sale of the strikers currently on his books. And rather than rejecting the notion altogether, the Spain international, quoted in Spanish publication AS, admitted that it is a possibility in the future.
It’s former club Atletico Madrid who are the favourites to secure Torres’ signature, particularly if current frontman Diego Costa is sold on before next season. Diego Simeone’s side are currently locked in a fierce battle for the La Liga title with both Barcelona and Real Madrid, and their new found success could appeal to Torres.
The 30-year-old himself admitted it could be an option: “Never-the twists and turns of life are known. I do not have to meet Simeone either here or in the Atleti. Who was going to tell me I was going to find Rafa Benitez in two English teams?”
Of course Torres’ sale would unlikely disgruntle too many Chelsea fans. Despite costing an unprecedented £50million back when the Blues signed him from Liverpool in 2011, the striker has never really produced the scintillating form that his past would indicate he is capable of.