Inter eye Chelsea star as Dzeko pursuit gets complicated

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres looks to be moving up Inter Milan's list of striker transfer targets, with their pursuit of Manchester City's Edin Dzeko seemingly becoming complicated.

This is according to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that their chase for the Manchester City striker is full of obstacles and that he presence of the Serie A giants in London could intensify their interest in a possible loan deal for Torres and Blues teammate John Obi Mikel.

30-year-old Torres became the most expensive player in the history of British football when he switched from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011.

And while the Spaniard was truly one of the most formidable forwards in the world during his time at Anfield, Torres has struggled massively to live up to such standards during a relatively disappointing three-year stint at Stamford Bridge.

While it might be slightly harsh to say he has totally flopped during his time at Chelsea, there is no mistaking that he has not been nearly as effective in front of goal as his reputation and inflated price tag initially suggested.

And with Jose Mourinho widely expected to be in the market for at least one world-class striker this summer, it might just be that this is an ideal opportunity for the £20 million-rated Torres to start afresh elsewhere.

However, if Chelsea do sanction such a departure then Inter - who now appear to have far greater ambitions in the transfer market since Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir became the majority shareholder and president at the San Siro - may have to move quickly to secure their man with Atletico Madrid also interested in a potential return for Torres.

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