–Embattled striker set to replace Balotelli
Fernando Torres has ended three-and-a-half disappointing years at Chelsea by agreeing a move to AC Milan.
The Spaniard replaces Mario Balotelli as Milan’s lead striker following the Italian’s £16million transfer to Liverpool.
Torres’ agent held talks with Milan on Thursday morning and the striker has agreed to join the Italian giants on a two-year deal.
Sources in Italy claimed Torres will move on a free transfer from Chelsea to Milan after completing his medical on Saturday.
The £50million Stamford Bridge flop had two years left on his £150,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge and it is believed that his representatives negotiated a significant severance package before Torres agreed to a move.
After a difficult start at the Bridge following his move from Liverpool, Torres’ form never really picked up for Chelsea.
He managed just 45 goals in 172 appearances – equating to a staggering £1.1million per strike.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was keen to offload Torres before the transfer window closes on Monday in order to bring in an alternative forward – with Loic Remy now close to completing a move from West London rivals Queens Park Rangers.