Photo: Chelsea's Torres spotted at Atletico Madrid

Fernando Torres May 2012

Chelsea star Fernando Torres was spotted at the Vicente Calderon stadium Saturday.

Former Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres was spotted at the Vicente Calderon stadium Saturday, as speculation heats up regarding his future.

After a trophyless season last term, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keen to ring the changes at Stamford Bridge this summer, with five big-name players in David Luiz, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Samuel Eto’o and Mark Schwarzer all leaving the club.

Demba Ba, Jon Obi Mikel and Romelu Lukaku may also leave Chelsea, and Fernando Torres could also be on his way out.

The 30-year-old striker endured a difficult season at Chelsea, often spending time on the bench as Mourinho fretted over his striker’s lack of impact in front of goal.

Throughout the season, the former Liverpool man made a total of 41 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring just 11 goals - which was half as many as he managed the season before.

With Mourinho keen on bringing in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa to help spearhead his side to major honours next season, Torres has been linked a return to Atletico, where he joined the youth set-up in 1995, leaving for Liverpool in 2007.

The Spanish international holds fond memories of the Vicente Calderon after joining the club as an 11-year-old before progressing through to the first team, and his reputation amongst the Rojiblancos’ supporters remains high, despite his recent problems playing in the English Premier League.

A return to the Spanish capital seems likely to suit both Torres and Chelsea, and the striker's visit to the stadium Saturday has rekindled speculation that a move might be now on the cards.

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