Report: Chelsea's Torres could be on his way (again)

Fernando Torres

Chelsea loanee Fernando Torres could be heading back to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid.

According to the latest reports in Spain, Atletico Madrid are said to have begun negotiations with AC Milan over the transfer of Fernando Torres.

The Chelsea loanee traded Stamford Bridge for AC Milan in the summer, moving to the San Siro on a two-year loan deal which coincides with his contract expiration with the Blues.

So far his spell with the Rossoneri has been disappointing, as his goal scoring woes in the Premier League have continued in Italy’s top flight.

The 30-year-old has spent the majority of this season watching on from the side-lines, making just seven Serie A starts, and finding the back of net on just one occasion.

Despite his obvious long-term loss of form, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone sees Torres as the ideal partner for in-form striker Mario Mandzukic, citing his similarities to previous scorer Diego Costa.

In a report published by Spanish publication AS, it's said that Los Colchoneros have begun talks with Milan and are willing to use striker Alessio Cerci in a bid to tempt them to end Torres’s loan spell in Italy.

'Atlético have commenced negotiations with AC Milan that could see Fernando Torres return to the Calderon with Italian player, Alessio Cerci being a key figure in the operation going ahead. The return of the former Torino player to Serie A could see the door open to Torres', the report states.

Torres made 172 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea over a three-and-a-half year spell, scoring 45 goals and helping the club win three major trophies.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was seemingly satisfied to see Torres leave West London in the summer and the report goes on to say that the Portuguese coach wouldn’t stand in his way of a return to the Spanish capital.

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