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Stamford Bridge forward wants to leave.
The Daily Mail reports that Chelsea forward Fernando Torres is looking to leave Stamford Bridge for a return to his native Spain.
The 28 year old is apparently ready to force the issue after a less than glorious spell at the West London club despite the fact that Roberto Di Matteo has steadfastly stuck with the former Liverpool man this term.
The Italian boss only appeared to lose faith in the striker last night when he elected to leave Torres on the bench for their crucial tie in Turin, a move that backfired as Chelsea had no recognised forward in Di Matteo’s starting eleven as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat against Juventus.
Torres has however started all 12 of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures but has just four goals to his name and is still nowhere near justifying the £50m outlay paid for his services.
A move back to Spain’s top tier may well help to reignite his career but would depend on a side being willing to pay at least half the fee Roman Abramovich paid for him in January 2011 and currently such a sum is unlikely to be forked out in a hurry.
Torres has netted a total of 19 goals in 88 matches for Chelsea.
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