Spaniard heading to Milan for talks.
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After a day of intense speculation over the future of striker Fernando Torres, Chelsea have confirmed that the two clubs have agreed a deal for the former Liverpool man to leave the club on a two-year loan deal, with Torres now set for talks and a medical with the Italian giants.
Torres has endured a miserable spell at Stamford Bridge during which he has failed to recapture the prolific goalscoring form that he showed during his magical periods at Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, leaving him to drop behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba in the reckoning for a place in Jose Mourinho’s first team at the start of the new season.
The move will make Torres the AC Milan replacement for Mario Balotelli, who has joined Liverpool for £16 million, with Torres now likely to become the main attacking man at the San Siro as Pippo Inzaghi and his club look to recover from a disastrous season that saw them miss out on European qualification entirely.
Earlier reports had suggested that the deal taking Torres to the San Siro would be a free transfer – but Chelsea have in fact agreed an unprecedented two-year loan deal with the Milanese club, taking Torres to Serie A for the remaining duration of his Stamford Bridge contract.
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