AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has admitted that anything could happen to striker Fernando Torres in January after claiming the transfer window is 'unpredictable'.
The Spaniard joined Milan over the summer on a two-year loan deal from Premier League side Chelsea but after struggling to impress in Italy, that 24-month loan deal could be ended after just six.
Torres, who has netted once during his time at the San Siro, is costing Milan a fortune on wages due to his £3.1million-a-year deal at Stamford Bridge and according to reports, officials at the club don't think they are getting their money's worth from the Spain international.
The 30-year-old's career has gone south rapidly since leaving Liverpool for Chelsea in a deal worth £50 million, and it was reported last week that Milan may choose to terminate his loan deal after just several months at the club.
After the initial reports emerged, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was quick to rubbish reports of the striker returning to Stamford Bridge, leaving Torres with no place to go.
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It was then suggested that Chelsea may just release the front-man so that they could get him off their wage-bill if the loan was terminated, leaving Torres with no-club heading into the New Year.
As well as a potential terminated loan and a free transfer, Torres' old-club Liverpool have been tipped to sign the Spaniard and have been made favourites by some betting sites after they struggled to replace Luis Suarez in the summer.
Despite all the speculation, the only formal comments had come from Mourinho, until today, when Galliano spoke on behalf of Milan by stating that although the termination looks unlikely, anything could happen in the transfer window.
"Will he leave in January? I don’t think so, but the market is unpredictable,” Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.
“We need to have patience. The lad was unlucky and needs to settle into our football.”