This summer Chelsea finally ran out of patience with Fernando Torres and the player himself had decided he had had enough of his struggles at Stamford Bridge.
He was loaned out to AC Milan on a two-year deal as a replacement for Liverpool bound Mario Balotelli, with Chelsea bringing in Loic Remy from QPR as his replacement, and now he is enjoying his time in Italy.
For Torres life at Chelsea was never easy.
He struggled to make an impression on the first team after his £50 million move from Premier League rivals Liverpool. But Jose Mourinho always maintained that he did not wish to get rid of Torres this summer - contrary to popular belief.
This decision was seemingly made by Torres - who decided playing third wheel to Diego Costa and Didier Drogba was not what he needed at this point in his career.
So reports of a strained relationship with Mourinho would seem wide of the mark, and Torres has now confirmed that once and for all.
The Spaniard is quoted in Diario AS as saying this on the subject of Mourinho - with only warm words on his former boss:
"Mourinho has always been good to me. The exit [from Chelsea] was a personal decision because I need more, I need to feel important. We have a very good relationship and still talk today."
So despite seemingly casting him aside this summer it would appear the Chelsea boss remains on the Christmas card list of Fernando Torres.