On-loan Chelsea forward Fernando Torres will hold crisis talks with AC Milan as the Italian club consider cutting short his loan spell.
The Spaniard joined Milan on a two-year loan deal from the Blues but rather than being the shot in the arm his career needs, the 30-year-old has carried over his poor form from west London.
He's scored just one time in his time at the San Siro and now according to the Telegraph Milan are hoping to offload him to former club Atletico Madrid in the hope of landing Alessio Cerci in return.
Torres was of course Chelsea's record signing back in 2011, costing an eye-watering £50 million from Liverpool. Sadly he never even threatened to live up to that price tag and was shipped off to Liverpool with two years of his contract remaining at Stamford Bridge.
It had been suggested that the Spanish international could be on his way back to the Premier League but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says there is no chance of that happening, leaving his future hanging in the balance.
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Torres hasn't played for Milan since the derby game against Inter in November, and was left on the subs bench for the 0-0 draw against Roma over the weekend.
The biggest issue is of course the wages involved if a swap deal were to take place, plus Atletico Madrid may not want to give up on Cerci so easily. The Italian joined the Spanish champions over the summer but has also struggled, having yet to get off the mark in La Liga in six games. The 27-year-old has been an unused sub in eleven league games this season too.
Torres is believed to be on around £150,000-per-week which Madrid won't take on lightly. Chelsea will not get involved in sorting the Spaniard's future but one thing is for certain - that he won't play under Jose Mourinho again.
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