Guillem Balague updates Torres, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer news

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has commented on the latest Chelsea transfer news involving Fernando Torres's potential move to Serie A.

At Chelsea this summer, it might well be a case of 'out with the old, in with the new'.

The club have already bid farewell to a hat-trick of strikers at Stamford Bridge, including Samuel Eto'o, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku - and now the only other forward on the books at Chelsea last season, Fernando Torres, could join the aforementioned on the West London scrapheap.

Should Torres depart Chelsea, then the club would have an entirely fresh strike-force, with Diego Costa acting as the primary weapon, potential Torres replacement Mattia Destro deputising and returning great Didier Drogba providing cover.

Manager Jose Mourinho may have talked up his desire to retain the services of the Spaniard in recent weeks, but the 30-year-old is yet to feature this season, prompting suggestions that he is surplus to requirements.

According to Guillem Balague, Chelsea have not only been in contact with AC Milan regarding a transfer, but are "close to agreeing a transfer fee".

He said on Twitter: "AC Milan and Chelsea close to agree a fee for Torres. But, [and this is a] big but, there is no agreement with the player so it is not definite that he will join."

Chelsea paid Liverpool £50 million for Torres in 2011, however, they will be fortunate to receive even £10 million if he were to be sold now.

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