AS Monaco Line-Up Chelsea Striker Bid

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Stamford Bridge forward on Ligue 1 side’s radar.

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Ligue 1 side big spenders AS Monaco are readying a summer bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres according to Football Direct News.

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Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is seemingly keen to land the experienced Blues forward and he is certainly a player that the West London side could consider selling, for the right price.

The 29 year old has come nowhere near justifying the £50m Chelsea paid Liverpool for his services and after three years at Stamford Bridge one wonders just how much owner Roman Abramovich will demand for the Spaniard.

AS Monaco have seen big money signing Radamel Falcao ruled out for a lengthy spell and there could be a concern that the Colombian will return a less reliable front-man and having brought in Dimitar Berbatov to fill the gap there is perhaps a need to further strengthen the Stade Louis II side’s attack in the summer.

Torres has netted just 19 goals in 100 Premier League appearances for Chelsea but is clearly a proven striker who could perhaps re-ignite his career in the French top tier.

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