AC Milan have been discussing a deal for Fernando Torres for some time and seem to have Chelsea's consent, but the player hasn't signed off.
Milan are in need of a new striker after selling Mario Balotelli to Liverpool and Torres seems to be the most likely option.
The latest reports in Italy suggest that Milan have an agreement over a loan switch with Chelsea, but they are waiting for Torres to agree.
Since the arrival of Diego Costa, Torres faces the possibility of being a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge, but the Spaniard doesn't appear to be ready to head for San Siro yet.
An outright sale is a show of faith that Milan may not be looking to make, even though they have a significant sum from the Balotelli sale.
Milan are said to be considering Liverpool's Fabio Borini as a back-up option but they may face significant opposition for the Italian star.