Fernando Torres will complete his move to AC Milan in the coming days…
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Chelsea’s £50m outcast, Fernando Torres, is set to join AC Milan on loan this week, with the Spaniard ready to accept a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Reports in the Daily Mail claim that the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement over the player’s wages, but that the deal is otherwise in place for the switch to be completed. However, Torres’ Chelsea teammate Marco van Ginkel, who was also linked with Milan, will remain in London.
The source adds that the 30-year-old has two years left on a Chelsea contract which is worth £9m-a-year to him but Milan’s offer stretches to £7m for what would be one year on loan in Serie A.
Jose Mourinho would love to offload Torres, who cost the club £50m in January 2011, and open space in his squad and recruit a different type of attacker but the board at Stamford Bridge are seemingly not prepared to pay the £2m shortfall.
It seems likely that Chelsea will move for a replacement before the transfer window closes on Monday, if Torres does indeed move. His departure would leave Diego Costa and Didier Drogba as the only senior forwards on the Blue’s books.