Chelsea Given Fresh Hope In £48m Striker Swap Deal: Atletico Madrid Boss Keen On Fernando Torres

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Chelsea could be set to kill two birds with one stone after Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone sang the praises of Blues flop Fernando Torres. This words of encouragement towards the former Vicente Calderon hero has led to speculation that the 29 year old could be used to help the West London side secure Colombian international Radamel Falcao according to the Daily Mail.

Simeone was quoted as stating;

‘Fernando Torres is currently playing for another team. We have to wait for the season to finish and decide which of the available players could come here and do a good job.

‘Fernando knows about the club’s history, what it means to play here and I don’t need to speak about his ability.
‘We were teammates. I know how important he can be.’

This has fueled speculation that Torres could be used as a makeweight in a deal to land £48m Atletico Madrid man Radamel Falcao, with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich hoping to use the inclusion of Torres to cover a significant portion of the funds needed to land the former FC Porto man.

Torres has had a disastrous spell at Chelsea and has hit another run of poor form and hasn’t scored a Premier League goal in 2013. A move back to his former La Liga side may well be one the Spaniard would be open to.

Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid for Liverpool in the summer of 2007 having scored 91 goals in 243 matches for the club before his £26.5m exit.

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