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Fernando Torres Happy to Leave Chelsea But Only If Blues Pay Him £16m to Do So

Torres has struggled to establish himself at Chelsea since his British record £50 million move from Liverpool.

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Chelsea will have to pay Fernando Torres £16 million for the striker to leave Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes, the Daily Mail reports.

While several sides are reportedly interested in signing Torres, including Roma, these sides are highly unlikely to be able to pay the Spaniard’s £150,000 per week wage demands.

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Torres is now demanding that Chelsea pay the rest of his contract, which has two years left to run, in order for him to leave the club.

The striker looks set to be the third choice striker behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba if he does stay at Stamford Bridge. He was left out of Chelsea’s 18 man squad for the win over Leicester on Saturday.

Despite Jose Mourinho’s comments that he wants Torres to remain at Chelsea, it is unlikely that the Spaniard will want to be the club’s third choice striker.

Both Chelsea and Torres appear to be getting frustrated at the situation with Chelsea willing to let Torres leave and the striker himself wanting more first team opportunities.

Torres transfer to Chelsea in 2011 is currently a British record £50 million. That record looks set to be broken with Angel Di Maria close to completing a £63.9 million move to Manchester United.

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