Man City to Launch Shock Move for Chelsea Striker

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Etihad Stadium side plan surprise Stamford Bridge raid.

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Man City are reportedly keen on signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres according to Football Direct News.

Etihad Stadium boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to offload Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko and summer signing Stevan Jovetic, who has suffered with injuries all season, could be sacrificed as the Chilean looks to conduct a summer shake-up.

Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo will still act as Pellegrini’s first choice strike-pairing but the Man City boss will look to supplement the pair with experienced Spaniard Torres.

The 29 year old cost Chelsea £50m and has come nowhere near justifying the British transfer record outlay and is now something of a bit-part player under boss Jose Mourinho.

Torres has started just 13 Premier League fixtures this term and his overall tally of 19 goals in 102 top tier appearances for the Blues is fairly woeful and one would imagine a Stamford Bridge exit is on the cards.

However it seems more likely that the former Liverpool man would seek a move to a club that could offer him regular first team football and a move back to La Liga seems more likely than a switch to Man City that would entail exchanging one bench for another.

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