Report: Inter rejected Torres loan

Fernando Torres

Inter rejected the chance to bring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to San Siro on loan, according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

As rumours abound that Inter are attempting to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, there are reports from Italy that the Nerazzurri passed up the chance to sign him on loan.

According to the Daily Mail, Inter director Piero Ausilio was at Stamford Bridge last night to watch Chelsea play Galatasaray.

The paper claims that Inter's transfer guru was there to try and broker a deal for Torres despite having warned that the Spanish international may be too expensive for Inter.

However, Sky Sport Italia journalist and renowned Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio is less convinced.

He claims that Inter were in fact offered the chance to sign Torres on a loan deal but that people within the club didn't believe it would be a sensible move.

"Torres was offered on loan to the Nerazzurri but within Inter people weren't convinced by the deal and not just because of his very high salary," Di Marzio writes on his blog.

Inter have also been linked with Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Ausilio may have also been in London to continue talks for the Nigerian.

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