Sources have told ESPN that AC Milan are considering a move for Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, as the Spanish striker was dropped from the squad for Saturday’s victory against Leicester City.
That decision from manager Jose Mourinho has fuelled speculation the striker is finally on the brink of a move away from Stamford Bridge, but there has not yet been anything like advanced negotiations for the 30-year-old.
Indeed, Torres is merely one of the main targets on a list that also includes Mattia Destro of Roma, Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez and Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado.
Milan are seeking a striker after agreeing a deal to sell Mario Balotelli to Liverpool. Sources stated that Balotelli’s exit was primarily because of the Italian club’s desire to free up cash, and allow new manager Filippo Inzaghi to bring in players that might be more suited to his approach.
Torres could represent a cut-price replacement, although his high wages could represent a significant stumbling block for Milan.