Fernando Torres could make shock Chelsea return in January

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Fernando Torres could be set for a sensational return to Chelsea in January as AC Milan prepare to terminate the Spaniard's two-year loan deal 18 months early. (Daily Star)

The £50 million flop has scored just one goal in 10 appearances for the Italian giants, and after a number of underwhelming performances Pippo Inzaghi is ready to cut his losses.

With Milan struggling in seventh place in the Serie 'A' table, Inzaghi is coming under increasing pressure to turn things around at the San Siro, and in order to do so he wants to bring in a new striker to replace Torres.

The developments could see the 30-year-old back at Stamford Bridge in the New Year, but Jose Mourinho will surely look to farm the £150,000-a-week star out again after signing Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba during the summer.

Torres was expected to see out the remainder of his Chelsea contract abroad, but after failing to make a positive impact in Italy is at risk of seeing his spell in Milan cancelled after just half a season.

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Chelsea gossip:

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stepped up his charm offensive to try and lure Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to Stamford Bridge. (The Express)

The Argentine has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou in recent months, and Mourinho has reportedly already made contact with the four-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner to firm up his interest in signing him.

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their alleged pursuit of another La Liga star, as Barcelona plan to increase the buyout clause of Munir El Haddadi. (The Express)

The 19-year-old made his senior breakthrough at Camp Nou earlier this season and Luis Enrique is determined to secure the talented teenager's long-term future by deterring offers from west London.

On-loan Chelsea winger Christian Atsu admits he's frustrated by his lack of playing time at Everton, but insists that it is solely down to him to force his way into first-team reckoning at Goodison Park. (Daily Star)

The Ghana international has so far been used sparingly by Toffees boss Roberto Martinez, prompting rumours the Blues might look to cancel his season-long deal and bring the 22-year-old back to Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle United want Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on an emergency loan deal to cover for the spate of injuries to first and second choice stoppers Tim Krul and Rob Elliot. (Daily Star)

The veteran Australian is currently third in line behind Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge, and might be open to the opportunity of a brief spell of regular action at St James' Park.

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