Fernando Torres to join Russian club?

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is on the radar of rich Russian Premier League clubs Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg, according to Sports Direct News.

The 29-year-old, who arrived at Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in January 2011 for a record-breaking £50m fee, could be sold if either club meets the Blues' £20m valuation of the Spain international.

Torres has experienced mixed fortunes since making the controversial move from Anfield. However, he won the Champions League in his first full season at the club, and scored 22 goals in all competitions last term, including one in the Europa League final.

Despite this, Torres has still been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, particularly after Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in June.

The Portuguese is keen to add another striker to his ranks, while forward Andre Schurrle was signed from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Romelu Lukaku will also stay at Stamford Bridge after impressing last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion.

Mourinho believes this increase in competition only stands to benefit Torres.

He told BBC Sport: "I think Fernando should be happy because we have competition in the team and that is good for everybody in every position."

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