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Fernando Torres hasn't had a good start to life on loan at AC Milan and now he may be facing a spell on the sidelines.

Chelsea loanee Fernando Torres left Chelsea for AC Milan with the intention of rediscovering his scoring touch, but it hasn't worked out that way so far.

Torres has only managed to find the net once in Serie A against Empoli and patience is starting to wear thin at San Siro.

The Spaniard faces the possibility of being banished to the bench on a regular basis and there have even been rumours that he could be signed by Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke.

To make matters worse, there are reports in Italy that Torres has a problem with his ankle, which is causing concern.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that an injury that Torres sustained at the end of September is still playing up and the club are beginning to suspect that he had a pre-existing condition before he arrived.

Torres could be left out for this weekend's clash with Palermo and his future at Milan looks increasingly uncertain. 

There may also be some strain in Milan's relationship with Chelsea should it prove that Torres was already nursing an injury that they neglected to mention.

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