Serie A giants want Stamford Bridge man.
Juventus set to make sensational summer move to sign Chelsea misfit Torres
The Bianconeri are keen to add some fresh blood to their attack this summer, and are looking into the possibilities of luring the Spaniard to Turin
Serie A giants Juventus are hopeful of luring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to Turin in the summer transfer window, Goal.com can reveal.
The Bianconeri are looking to add a high-profile name to their attack ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, and have previously been linked with Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain. However, the 28-year-old Torres is Juve’s primary target.
Sporting director Fabio Paratici has already contacted Margarita Garay, the player’s former agent and still a member of his entourage, to discuss a potential summer move.
Whilst at first the idea of the Turin giants believing that the answer to their need for new fire-power would be the Chelsea flop Fernando Torres seems amusingly bizarre there is no denying that the Spaniard has the ability to turn his fortunes around and return to the high standards that led to the Blues spending £50m on the former Liverpool man.
Having gone more than 24 hours of playing time without a goal the 28 year old netted twice on Sunday against Leicester City and this may well have done wonders for Torres’s confidence but one would imagine that the West London club would still very much consider offers for the misfiring striker.
Juventus may well have gone the entire season unbeaten but they have still found goals hard to come by, notching up 44 from 28 Serie A matches this term, a total bettered by both AC Milan and Napoli, Antonio Conte may well feel it’s time to bring in some new attacking options.
Torres has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge with Didier Drogba, Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge all seemingly ahead of the Spanish international in the attacking queue and a move to Serie A may interest the Blues striker who needs to be playing regular first team football to ensure his spot in the national team set-up after he found himself dropped for their recent friendly with Venezuela.
Roberto Di Matteo has had a promising start to his spell as caretaker boss and the Italian may well be handed the job on a permanent basis and at present it would appear that Torres is not a player he sees as a first choice starter in top level matches which could well lead to decent offers being considered.