Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has revealed that the club still want to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, but they are worried about the frontman showing a lack of motivation and dedication.
The Spaniard has struggled with his career ever since making a controversial move from Liverpool to Chelsea a few years ago for a deal worth around £50million, which at the time was a British transfer record, and the Inter director is clearly worried about making the same mistake that The Blues made.
Before moving to Chelsea, Torres was regarded as one of the best strikers in world football after enjoying fruitful spells with both Atletico Madrid in Spain, and then with Liverpool in England, but after making his £50m move, he was never quite the same.
The Stamford Bridge crowd have never seen the best of Torres and club owner Roman Abramovich is clearly ready to accept a loss on the Spaniard and sell him now whilst he's still worth something to the club.
Throughout this season, manager Jose Mourinho has been very vocal about the club's lack of a 'killer forward', and he has admitted that this Summer, a striker is his main target with all three of his current options set to leave the club.
With Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba both set to depart as well, it looks like Torres will be the first out with the San Siro a likely destination.
In a local interview in Italy, Ausilio revealed that the interest is still there for the 30-year-old Blues forward, but he admits that he is worried about the motivation and dedication he will bring to the club.
Ausilio is quoted as saying in the Metro: "Yes, he is a player we’re following. Torres’s career speaks for itself — the titles he has won and the teams in which he has played.
"It’s all about whether he has the right motivation and the desire to be part of a new ambitious project."
The only competition Inter will face is from Torres' former club Atletico Madrid, who are keen to sign him back to replace Diego Costa, who appears to be Chelsea-bound this summer.
If the Italian side do miss out on Torres, it's thought that they will turn their attentions to Manchester City's Edin Dzeko.
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