Vicente Calderon side chase Blues forward.
Atletico Madrid are open to the possibility of re-signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, but only if he joins them on a free transfer according to the Daily Mail.
The 30 year old is currently on loan at AC Milan but perhaps Jose Mourinho would be open to a permanent exit, even if that meant not recouping a single penny on a player that cost £50m.
AC Milan have a deal in place that would see the Spanish international stay at the San Siro for two campaigns but his form has been so abject that speculation is rife that the Serie A side want to cancel the agreement immediately.
Torres has netted just one goal in ten Serie A appearances and could be open to a chance of re-igniting his career at the Vicente Calderon.
The former fan favourite netted 91 goals for Atletico and was named club captain at the age of 19 before he left for Liverpool.
Diego Simeone may well be keen to strengthen his attack but with Atletico said to be £404m in debt it’s clear that a free transfer addition would be the best option given their bank balance.
One imagines that the two sides have developed a relationship that may help get this deal done following Chelsea’s summer captures of Atletico stars Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.