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£50m Chelsea Striker To Be Offered Out For Free After Loan Move Fails

Fernando Torres has not hit any heights in Milan.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ fall from grace continues, with the one-time Premier League top goalscorer and £50 million Blues signing from Liverpool set to be offered out for free by the club in January if AC Milan do decided to terminate his unsuccessful two-year loan spell at the San Siro early, according to reports from the Mirror.

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Chelsea had appeared to have moved Torres on until the end of his Stamford Bridge contract in the summer when he joined Pippo Inzaghi’s Milan side on a two year loan deal, but the Spaniard has been unable to break into the Milan first team on a regular basis and thoroughly unimpressive when he has, leading to suggestions that they will look to terminate the loan deal as early as January.

Having signed both Didier Drogba and Loic Remy in the summer as replacements for Torres and Demba Ba, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho does not need another striker hanging around the club and will be keen to continue the tight knit nature of the Blues squad so far this season, meaning that there is likely to be no way back in for Torres.

The report suggests that the Blues will look to remedy the situation by offering him around for free in January – but this would still require a club to match his colossal wages.

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