Torres could be headed back to Chelsea whether they want him or not

Fernando Torres hasn't impressed on loan at AC Milan and there are rumours that the Italian side may send him back to Chelsea.

Fernando Torres arrived at AC Milan to great fanfare during the summer, but the Rossoneri may already be sick of him.

The Spanish striker left Chelsea on a two-year loan deal and wasn't expected to return to Stamford Bridge having slipped down the pecking order in a frustrating spell.

But life in Serie A has been no more fruitful for Torres than his recent struggles in the Premier League and Milan may be ready to send him back to base.

With just one goal to his name in a Milan shirt, Torres is facing the prospect of warming the bench at San Siro and it may be a mutually beneficial option for the Italians to end his loan in January.

Ending his stay at Milan on such a negative note could be tough psychologically for Torres and would leave him in limbo unless he could immediately find a new club.

It seems unlikely that there would be any room for him at Chelsea with Jose Mourinho hardly desperate to bring back a misfiring striker.

While Chelsea may hope that Milan choose to stick with Torres, the West London side must already be considering a Plan B.

It has been suggested that former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo may try and bring Torres to his current club Schalke.

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