Juventus Line Up January Move for Chelsea Striker Fernando Torres

Serie A side keen on Stamford Bridge forward.

Juventus are monitoring Chelsea forward Fernando Torres with a view to a move next year, according to sources in Italy.

The Serie A champions’ summer-long pursuit for a marquee striker ended in disappointment.

However, The Old Lady are keen to continue their search ahead of the January transfer window, and are considering Torres as an alternative to their primary target, Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente.


Juventus could certainly do with extra attacking options after all the Serie A side had to resort to a fairly desperate move to bring in Nicklas Bendtner on a season long loan deal, a rather curious move for the Italian champions to opt for given that the Danish international had slipped to fourth or fifth choice striker at the Emirates Stadium.

Talk of a possible Chelsea move to sell £50m man Fernando Torres seems less relevant given the fairly decent start to the season the Spaniard has made, with the former Liverpool man scoring three goals in five matches thus far this term.

There is no doubting that the 28 year old had a frustrating first 18 months at Stamford Bridge but now with seemingly little in the way of a challenge from other striking options, bar youngster Daniel Sturridge, Torres has thrived and is now a player who seems full of confidence and may now not be a player the West London side would consider offers for, not least because any bid from Juventus would not get anywhere near the huge fee the Blues invested in the forward.

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