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Fernando Torres ready to leave Chelsea

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Fernando Torres wants to leave Chelsea in favour of a loan move to Italian outfit AC Milan.

This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who have suggested that the Spanish striker will accept a move to the San Siro, with the two clubs yet to come to an agreement regarding his wages. 

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Contract dilemma 

Torres, who currently earns £150,000-a-week at Chelsea, hasn't lived up to his £50 million price tag since joining the Stamford Bridge outfit from Liverpool in January 2011. 

It appears, though, that there could still be a stumbling block in his potential move to Italy, with Milan only ready to pay £7m of his wages for the 2014/15 season. And the same report has suggested that the board at Stamford Bridge are not prepared to pay the remainder of his wages if he joins Milan. 

Blues boss Jose Mourinho, however, appears desperate for Torres to depart the club, as he looks to bring in another forward before the close of the transfer window. It remains to be seen as to whether Chelsea can offload the Spaniard, and bring in a replacement before the close of the window. 

Chelsea options 

Chelsea have already been involved in a great deal of transfer business throughout this summer period, with Torres' international teammate Diego Costa having arrived at the Bridge earlier on in this window. Veteran Didier Drogba also returned to the club, while the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba headed in the opposite direction. 

The Blues also sold highly rated Belgian youngster Romelu Lukaku to Everton, meaning that if Torres does depart before Monday's deadline, then Mourinho will only have two first team striker options at his disposal. 

Chelsea do, of course, still have an array of talent in the forward areas, with the likes of Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Co. more than capable of scoring a number of goals this term. 

Mourinho's side - with or without Torres - will currently be preparing for their third Premier League clash of the season as they take on Everton at Goodison Park. The Blues will be desperate to secure their third straight victory, but will have to take on the likes of Lukaku and Eto'o, who will have a point to prove against their former boss. 

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