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Fernando Torres in line for debut after impressing in Milan

Fernando Torres

AC Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi has been impressed by the excellent condition shown by Chelsea loanee Fernando Torres.

Chelsea loanee Fernando Torres could be in line to make his AC Milan debut this weekend after impressing boss Filippo Inzaghi in training.

The Spanish international joined the Rossoneri on a two-year loan deal towards the end of the transfer window after falling out of favour with the Blues.

The arrival of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba meant he dropped down to third choice at Stamford Bridge, and then his departure was all-but sealed following the intentions to sign Loic Remy for Queens Park Rangers.

Since arriving in Milan, Torres has a received a heroes reception from the San Siro faithful and they could be in line to see him start lead the line away at Parma after some excellent work on the training field.

“Today there’s the last practice and we’ll see if it’s appropriate to make him [Torres] start or if it’s better to insert him in the second half. Both him and Bonaventura are creating difficulties to me because they are in excellent condition. But these are good problems to have. I thought I had more certainties yesterday and instead I still have some doubts that I will resolve after the final practice,” Inzaghi said, quoted by Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Torres has been tasked with replacing former AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli after the Italian international left Serie A towards the end of the transfer window to join Liverpool for a reported fee of £16million.

The slower-paced technical Italian game may suit the 30-year-old and he will be hoping to rediscover his goal-scoring touch to fire his new side back towards the Champions League qualification next season.

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