Bernabeu side target Stamford Bridge striker.
Real Madrid are reportedly considering a shock move to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as Carlo Ancelotti looks to strengthen his attacking options.
CaughtOffside understands that the Bernabeu boss has been monitoring 29 year old Torres as a possible target following a less than glorious series of displays from French forward Karim Benzema.
Ancelotti brought Torres to Stamford Bridge during his tenure as Blues boss and believes he could tempt the Chelsea man back to his native Spain regardless of his previous affiliation to Real Madrid’s city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has seen Torres hit a good run of form of late though it’s hard to judge the former Liverpool marksman’s time at the West London club as anything less than a failure, especially when you consider the British transfer record fee of £50m used to purchase the striker two and a half years ago.
That said Torres has played his part in helping Chelsea to win both the Champions and Europa League titles in the past two seasons.
Fernando Torres has scored four goals and provided two assists in six starts this season and racked up 20 goals in all competitions last term.
Ancelotti saw Gonzalo Higuain leave for Napoli over the summer and this led to Benzema being Real Madrid’s first choice starting striker but the 25 year old has gone seven games without scoring and was dropped from the starting eleven for last weekend’s El Clasico, Real Madrid opting to do without an out and out striker for the clash.
Torres scored 91 goals for Atletico Madrid prior to his move to the Premier League to join Liverpool back in the summer of 2007 and after six and a half years in England the chance of a move back to Spain may prove tempting.
Real Madrid are unlikely to offer even half the fee that Chelsea spent on Torres but will look to make a decent enough offer to persuade Mourinho to sell Torres in January.