Former Stamford Bridge boss offered faltering Spaniard.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he has been offered Chelsea striker Fernando Torres this month.
Ancelotti signed the 27-year-old from Liverpool for £50 million almost a year ago but the forward has struggled for form since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, scoring just five goals in 41 appearances.
Paris Saint-Germain, who are looking to sign a striker this month, have been heavily linked with Carlos Tevez after talks between Manchester City and AC Milan over the Argentine collapsed last week, and the Ligue 1 club are now reportedly in a race with Inter for the 27-year-old’s signature.
Ancelotti also conceded his Qatari-backed side have been offered a host of strikers to sign this month, including Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov, who has been linked with a return to former club Bayer Leverkusen.
“There is a lot of choice for this January market,” Ancelotti told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Do you want the names? Ok, now I tell you the players the agents are offering on the market, officially or not: Tevez, Torres, Berbatov, [Roman] Pavlyuchenko, [Edinson] Cavani, [Fernando] Llorente.”
When talking of the players PSG have been offered in recent weeks, and one would imagine we are talking about players by the bucket-load given the Qatari investment pumped into the Parc des Princes side, Carlo Ancelotti cleverly refused to speculate as to which of those offered to him would interest him.
Now given that many are of the belief that Fernando Torres’s arrival at Stamford Bridge was said to be one of the reasons that the Italian fell out with owner Roman Abramovich and that Ancelotti didn’t actually want the Spaniard, a move to bring the former Liverpool man to the big spending Ligue 1 side seems very unlikely indeed.
Ancelotti may well be looking to strengthen his PSG squad this month and will have the funds to do so but a move for Carlos Tevez seems the most likely to come to fruition of the five strikers he names and even he seems set for a Milan move.
Whilst PSG have infinite funds they will need to first secure Champions League football before they seal the signings of more big name players.