Chelsea in £50m signing shock

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Chelsea have lost patience with £50million striker Fernando Torres and are prepared to sell him, says the Daily Mail.


Blues boss Andre Villa-Boas feels that the Spain striker has had long enough to rediscover his form and is willing to let him go.


It was thought bringing fellow Spaniard Juan Mata to Stamford Bridge would help Torres get back his eye for goal.


Villas-Boas’ patience has run out and the club are now ready to cut their losses on the European Championship winner.


The former Liverpool favourite has scored just three Barclays Premier League goals since he moved south on transfer deadline day.


The Stamford Bridge hierarchy initially considered sending Torres out on loan, but have since resolved to let him go.


The price mooted is just £20million – a massive loss of £30million after the Londoners broke the transfer record for a British club.


Torres has had to content himself with substitute appearances recently but did not even come off of the bench in the win over Manchester City on Monday night.


Both Didier Drogba and Daniel Sturridge are now ahead of the former Atletico Madrid captain in the pecking order at Chelsea – a situation he is yet to have to deal with in his career.


Torres had hopes of an extended run in the team while Drogba was absent at the Africa Cup of Nations, but this has now been dismissed after the Blues decided they would sell.

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