Club supremo denies trip has anything to do with Chelsea’s £50m man

Aaron Ramsey, Fernando Torres & Mike Dean

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has denied his trip to London has anything to do with the club's reported interest in Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

Inter Milan presiden Erick Thohir has said he is not heading to London to discuss a possible move for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, despite reports the Italian side want the Spaniard.

In quotes published by Calcio Mercato, when asked if his trip to the English capital had anything to do with the Chelsea player, Thohir replied, “No, no, I’m going to London for further meetings.”

And yet Inter are widely believed to want to bring Torres to the San Siro at the end of the current campaign.

Indeed, their director Piero Ausilio told reporters just last week that the Spanish international “is a player we’re following”.

Torres is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, possibly along with both Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba.

Jose Mourinho has already earmarked reinforcements up front as vital for the Blues prior to the start of the new season, and he has gone on record more than once to bemoan his lack of a striker with what he would later call a “killer instinct”.

Perhaps Thohir is not heading to London to discuss Torres. But as the player’s future remains in question, the Serie A side could well make their move when the time comes.

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