Fernando Torres looks set to join AC Milan this summer…
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AC Milan are closing in on deals for Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel – with the Italian club confirming that they are in talks with both players.
Daily Mail reports have suggested that Milan are willing to pay Chelsea’s asking price for Torres, but have no agreement with the player, who is on £150,000 a week at Stamford Bridge and would expect a pay-off to leave.
Chelsea are receptive to allowing Dutch midfielder Van Ginkel out on loan as he needs games following his cruciate ligament injury last year – but will not allow him to leave on a permanent basis.
The Serie A giants are also interested in Liverpool’s Fabio Borini, Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado, and Fulham’s Konstantinos Mitroglou as they seek a replacement for Mario Balotelli, who joined the former of those clubs on Monday.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani told Milan Channel: “Our goal is to take a great striker. Fernando Torres? He is a great striker. Let’s see if he comes or someone else. We are actively working.
“Van Ginkel? We are confident. We have made our proposal to Chelsea and are now waiting on an answer. We hope we can get him.”