Real Madrid star Tweets 'Happy Birthday' to Chelsea striker Torres amid World Cup talk

Fernando Torres May 2012

Sergio Ramos got in touch to wish Fernando Torres a happy 30th today - but could he be on his way to the World Cup?

Today marks the birthday of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres - and it is something of a landmark birthday as well.

The Spanish striker turns 30 today and that has seen many a footballer get in touch with the former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker to wish him well on such a momentous day.

Juan Mata was one such player as was Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos - in what was an interesting Tweet.

He sent the following message Fernando’s way in both English and Spanish - with a cryptic message at the end perhaps…

No, I am not for one minute suggesting that Real Madrid might swoop for the player this summer - but it might be more of a message on the subject of his international future.

Torres and Ramos played together in the Spanish side that won the World Cup in 2010 - as well as the European Championships in 2008 and 2012.

But Torres has not been selected for a Spanish team since the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup - and today spoke of his lingering hope to go to Brazil in the summer:

"The national team is very special for me and the World Cup is not just any tournament. Those who go must be the best prepared and that's why you have a coach who picks the squad. I will work, which is the only thing I know how to do, and the final part of the (club) season is very important. The World Cup is just around the corner and those who are in the best form will be the ones to go."

It seems his good friend Ramos would not mind saving him a place on the plane.

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