Fernando Torres heads cast of five strikers who badly need late transfer (1)

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres knew the arrival of £32m man Diego Costa would seriously diminish his first-team chances, but perhaps the full extent of his new position at Stamford Bridge only truly sunk in this afternoon.

Torres was left out of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's squad to face newly-promoted Leicester City altogether, with Costa now the main man in West London surely it's time for the much-criticised Spanish striker to revitalise his career with a fresh challenge elsewhere.

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Wage demands a huge problem

In all honesty Torres might have already joined Atletico Madrid, Monaco or even Wolfsburg if he wasn't picking up a quite outrageous £175,000a-week at Chelsea, a staggering wage packet which gives you an idea just how much the 30-year-old has fallen from grace in recent times.

With just over a week left before the transfer deadline arrives Torres now faces a very difficult decision over his future, and he's not alone.

A heavy summer of spending across the continent has left a string of household names facing up to at least six months of warming the bench unless their agents can make something happen before next Monday, or they force the issue with a formal transfer request.

Torres is one of five Premier League forwards who need to take advantage of a chain reaction created by Mario Balotelli's proposed £16m Liverpool move to find a big-money move of their own, but can you guess the other four featured in our late transfer countdown?

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