Report: Torres becomes Inter's main target

Fernando Torres

Inter are ready to focus their attention on signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres in the summer, the latest reports from Italy state.

Inter are reportedly ready to give up on Manchester City's Edin Dzeko and Karim Benzema and focus on bringing Fernando Torres to San Siro on loan.

The Nerazzurri's priority in the summer will be adding a world-class striker to the ranks after being hampered by a lack of cutting edge in the current campaign.

While Inter are still battling just to ensure they take part in next season's Europa League, they have set their sights high when it comes to transfer targets.

Reports in Italy suggest that the dream signing would be Edin Dzeko from Man City, but that looks increasingly unlikely as the Bosnian continues to fire City towards the Premier League title.

Another ambitious name on the shopping list is French star Karim Benzema from Real Madrid. While he may be persuaded to leave the Bernabeu, his price tag would be beyond Inter.

Sportmediaset also reports that Inter have decided to pass on another Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata due to interest from Juventus, but Morata has already hinted that he wouldn't join a club who won't be in the Champions League.

Torres, however, is a realistic signing, at least on loan, according to Sportmediaset. The Italian website believes that provisional talks have already begun but that Inter will step up the pace.

Inter would be looking for a season loan and would probably need Chelsea to agree to foot some of Torres' wage bill.

Chelsea are expected to bring in a new big-name marksman in the summer after seeing their title bid damaged by a lack of goals at crucial times.

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