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Fernando Torres’ Stamford Bridge nightmare set to finally come to an end.
Fernando Torres will be handed a route to Russia if Rafa Benitez fails to save his Chelsea career, writes the Sunday People.
Anzhi Makhachkala are pushing to take the Spanish striker out of the Premier League pressure cooker.
Manager Guus Hiddink has a good relationship with Roman Abramovich and the pair are understood to have discussed the difficult situation Torres has encountered at Stamford Bridge.
And the mega-rich Russians are the only club willing to pay Chelsea a fee that comes anywhere close to the £50million they paid Liverpool for him.
Fernando Torres has had a woeful time since moving to Chelsea.
Though he has scored 4 times in 14 league games this season, but his last Premier League goal came at the beginning of October.
It is safe to say that if you pay £50m for a striker, you expect him to score more than once every two months.
Still, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly felt strongly enough in his belief in Torres that he sacked Roberto Di Matteo after the Italian dropped the forward in his last game, and it will be interesting to see if Rafa Benitez gets the same treatment.
Benitez certainly hasn’t had the best start to his career as the manager of the Stamford Bridge outfit, and two draws and a defeat aren’t exactly likely to convince Abramovich he will be able to resolve things.
That would be to either resurrect Torres’ form or that he will be able to improve the team without him, and Benitez’s form in the transfer market at Liverpool wasn’t exactly consistent – with Torres one of his few successes.
If Anzhi Makhachkala were to make a huge bid for Torres though, that would solve the problem for all parties – including the option of giving the striker the fresh start he desperately needs.
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