Report: Inter take a step towards Torres

It is being reported that Inter are edging towards adding Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to the ranks this summer.

Inter's priority for the summer is to add some striking firepower to the squad and Fernando Torres looks to be the primary objective.

The Nerazzurri are having a disappointing season and owner Erick Thohir is expected to provide the resources for a comprehensive overhaul of the personnel in June.

With Nemanja Vidic already snapped up to bolster the defence, the spotlight is on an attack that has failed to scare Serie A defences.

It has been frequently suggested that Inter could move for Chelsea marksman Torres but his wages have always been a potential stumbling block.

However, the latest reports from Sky Sport suggest that Inter are discussing the terms of a loan deal with Chelsea that would limit the strain on their wallet.

Inter have reportedly asked whether Chelsea would be able to continue paying some of Torres' wages while he wore the Nerazzurri shirt.

While Chelsea are said to be keener to find a permanent buyer for Torres, a loan deal may be possible but whether the Stamford Bridge outfit are willing to let Inter pay only a percentage of his salary remains to be seen.

Inter have also been linked with Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, but his wage demands look likely to rule out any move.

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