Serie giants want misfiring Stamford Bridge striker.
Juventus make £24m offer for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres
The Turin giants have turned their attention to the Spanish striker as Napoli refuse to sell Edinson Cavani, and the Old Lady have already tabled a first bid for the Spain forward
Juventus have turned their attention to Chelsea attacker Fernando Torres as they have set their sights on a high-profile striker ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, and have made a €30 million (£24m) offer for the Spain international, Goal.com can reveal.
The Serie A champions had initially set their sights on Napoli star Edinson Cavani, but they have no intention to meet the Partenopei’s €70m (£56m) valuation of the Uruguay international.
Though Juventus clinched the Serie A title last term without losing a game it was abundantly clear that Antonio Conte’s side lacked a cutting edge up front, their top scorer netting just ten, and moves to bring in a top marksman have been ongoing but a move for Chelsea forward Fernando Torres is nonetheless a tad surprising given the poor form he has displayed during his time at Stamford Bridge.
The 28 year old Spaniard has not come close to justifying his record breaking £50m transfer fee but the departure of Didier Drogba would appear to give the former Liverpool man a free run at a regular starting spot that could well help breed confidence into a forward who appears to have lost his edge.
Torres did get his scoring boots on for his national team, netting twice against the Republic of Ireland last week, so perhaps Conte believes the Chelsea man is set to spark back into life. However would Blues owner Roman Abramovich be ready to take such a big loss on a potential sale?
The West London club have been strongly linked with a move for FC Porto forward Hulk so perhaps Roberto Di Matteo is still not happy to depend on Torres, thus making a potential sale a possibility.