AC Milan and Chelsea are edging toward a deal which will see Fernando Torres leave Stamford Bridge for the San Siro on loan this season, reports the Daily Mail. Torres has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea this year, and could be about to be offloaded on a temporary basis.
The former Liverpool marksman has not been able to replicate the form he had shown at Anfield for the Blues, since joining in 2011. He shifted Premier League clubs for a British record transfer fee in the January of that year, but has fallen further and further out of favour at Chelsea ever since.
As such, a loan move to AC Milan has been proposed, and the two clubs are said to have agreed terms. However, problems surrounding Torres’ weekly wage still need to be ironed out, and they will be crucial in determining whether or not the deal can be gotten over the line.
Torres is being lined up by the Italian giants as a replacement for Mario Balotelli, who left the San Siro earlier this week. The Italian striker has now joined Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, leaving an up-front position vacant in the Serie A. Should he complete the switch to Italy, then the move could represent a ‘last chance ‘ for Torres. The player is now 30 years old, and could fade from the top levels of European football if he fails to perform.