Has Fernando Torres just revealed he's leaving Chelsea?

Fernando Torres

Spanish striker Fernando Torres has removed any links to Chelsea from his Twitter profile, is his exit from Stamford Bridge all but confirmed?

The misfiring striker has suffered a barren spell since signing for the Blues in January 2011. 110 appearances have brought a return of just 20 goals for the 30-year old, although this period has been marked by victories in the Champions League, the Europa League, the FA Cup and the European Championship's with Spain.

Despite his low scoring record, consistently attributed to a loss of confidence during his later days at Liverpool and head coach Jose Mourinho's apparent abhorrence towards him, he has been a central part of Chelsea's recent first-team.

Although Mourinho expressed his happiness with Torres following the final game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Cardiff, in which Torres scored the winner, there is no denying that he has been very critical of the Spaniard over the course of the season, with the desire for a goalscoring centre-forward at the forefront of Mourinho's plans.

With the imminent arrival of Diego Costa, who has reportedly completed a medical with the Blues, many believe that Chelsea will cash in on the remaining two years of Torres' contract, by shipping him off to Inter Milan, or potentially his former club Atletico Madrid.

Inter have been interested in the striker for the majority of 2014, seeing him as a valuable player who can help them as they rebuild in the search for European football, whereas a return to Atletico could only work out well for the player, seeing as he is adored by fans, and he would once again become the icon of the team, rather than being one of many as he has been during his stay at Stamford Bridge.

And now it appears as if Torres is hinting that an exit from Chelsea is all but finalised, removing any links to the club on his twitter account.

His account, @Torres, used to reveal that he was a Chelsea player, whilst his pictures all had him in action for the Blues. However, he has now removed the club name from his biography, and has altered his profile to show him wearing his Spanish national kit.

Although this change could be due to the World Cup, with Torres a surprise inclusion in Vicente del Bosque's Spanish squad, the striker also recently followed Diego Simeone, the Atletico boss who has expressed his desire to bring the striker back to the Vicente Calderon.

The hints of an exit from Stamford Bridge suggest a player exchange with Atletico, with Costa and Torres switch employers for next season. It would represent a brilliant move for Jose Mourinho, as he looks to win the Premier League title for the third time.

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