AC Milan appear to have identified a replacement for Mario Balotelli.
According to reports in Italy, AC Milan are currently in talks to acquire "El Niño" Fernando Torres on a season-long loan from Chelsea. With Chelsea's acquisition of Diego Costa, Torres has been dropped to second string, though if Chelsea do sell the Spanish international, they'd have just Didier Drogbaas a true backup for Costa.
According to reports from Italy, AC Milan have identified Fernando Torres as their prime transfer target in the next seven days after selling Mario Balotelli to Liverpool. Do we think he will leave?
Expect transfer rumours and reports to go through the roof as they normally do at this time of the season as I fully expect Torres, Cech, Mikel and Van Ginkel all to be linked with moves away as Chelsea still have one foreign player over their current quota for the season.
DEAL CLOSE: Chelsea player a 'step away' to leave club as transfer move nears - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems as if the last week of the summer transfer window is now under full swing. Just yesterday we had reported that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had insisted that he wants Spanish striker Fernando Torres to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer saying, "I want him to stay.
As Chelsea fans would have seen in the last 24 hours, we have been linked with a late move to try and sign Mario Balotelli from AC Milan and linked with a swap deal to send Fernando Torres out to Italy! I think it's total rubbish, what do you think?
Jose Mourinho has stated on record that he is more than happy with the squad he has at Chelsea now, including the three striking options we have up front in Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres.
Chelsea Offer Torres On Loan To Land Promising Young Roma Striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is incredible to many Chelsea fans how Fernando Torres has remained at the club for so long, despite never being able to scale the heights from his Liverpool days. There have been several talks and rumours of a move away from Stamford Bridge, but nothing has ever materialised.
Video- Fernando Torres awful shot vs Real Sociedad Friendly 12 August 2014 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Video- Fernando Torres awful shot vs Real Sociedad Friendly 12 August 2014 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This awful Fernando Torres attempt vs Real Sociedad (VIDEO BELOW) probably summed up the Chelsea forward's pre-season at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho confirms £50m striker will play for Chelsea this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that £50m flopFernando Torres will remain at Stamford Bridge this season, insisting that he is comfortable with the three forwards he has, and that none of them will be leaving West London.
After a "Tweet" this morning from Romelu Lukaku where he has openly stated "Time to write a new chapter" the Bookmakers have suspended betting on his future and it's thought that he is about to sign for Everton for £24m.
It seems that with the signing of Didier Drogba, all indications are that Chelsea are prepared to stick for another season with Fernando Torres and he will provide the manager with the attacking option up front along side Costa and Drogba.
With the signing of Didier Drogba late last week, Chelsea are left with a conundrum.
The club are only allowed to register 17 foreign players over the age of 21 and the club currently has 18 players vying for a spot. As such, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he will look to sell one of his foreign players, with forward Fernando Torres at the top of the list.
Mourinho desperate to offload £175,000-per-week earning Chelsea player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to perform another cull, as the Portuguese re-affirms that he needs to offload one of the foreigners in order to comply with the Champions League rules relating tohome grown quota.
Was the Fernando Torres miss vs Olimpija Ljubljana the worst yet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The fall of Fernando Torres has been on of the most eagerly discussed topics in football ever since his record £50m move from Liverpool to Chelsea back in 2011, with the Spain striker having gone from predatory super-striker to calamitous, open-goal-missing joke.
Fabregas And Costa Shine On Debut As Chelsea Win 2-1 In Slovenia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Debutants Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa put in impressive displays as Chelsea overturned a half-time deficit to beat NK Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Slovenia. Fabregas set up Costa for the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half before defender Kurt Zouma scored the winner 8 minutes later.
Olimpija v Chelsea 2014 Highlights Friendly Costa Zouma Goals Ljubljana Torres miss Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Olimpija v Chelsea 2014 Highlights Friendly Costa Zouma Goals Ljubljana Torres miss Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Olimpija Ljubljana vs Chelsea 2014 ( NK Olimpija Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Olimpija vs Chelsea 1-2 (Kapun/Costa, Zouma) Stadion Stozice- 27 July, 2014- Pre-season friendly Diego Costa scores [.
Why Didier Drogba's shock return to Chelsea makes perfect sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's been one hell of a transfer window for Chelsea Football Club. After a trophy less campaign, it hasn't taken manager Jose Mourinho to wring the changes and turn the Blues into a formidable-looking force.
After my previous post showing Diego Costa and Filipe Luis in their Chelsea colours at the Airport today, here now is a photo of new signing Cesc Fabregas chatting to Fernando Torres before they board the flight to Austria.
How do you think Cesc Fabregas will do for Chelsea this season?
As the Cesc Fabregas transfer to Chelsea is something that looks like being completed, I am beginning to wonder if Jose Mourinho really wants him at Chelsea and if it's hierarchy here that actually wants to sign him.
There have been plenty of reports of Cesc Fabregas leaving Barcelona for Chelsea and in recent days that has intensified.
Fernando Torres is featured heavily today in the media after an interview was published in France. In that interview he re-iterates his desire to work hard to prove to Jose Mourinho that he could be the main man once again.
Everyone has their opinion on Torres. I have backed Torres to the hilt for the most part of his time at Chelsea but there was a turning point during the course of last season.
Much has been said of the future of Fernando Torres this season and especially on this blog. With the manager openly slating our current strike force on more than one occasion, it seemed that Torres was likely to leave this summer. In a surprising change of tact, Jose Mourinho has stated that he believes Torres will stay at Chelsea next season.
Chelsea took the spoils in Wales yesterday afternoon in a game described by most as a non event really. Goals from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres ensured Chelsea avoided embarrassment against the already relegated Cardiff after Craig Bellamy's deflected effort had given our opponents the lead.
Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea? Twitter Reacts 'Please, Just Leave!' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has lived rather a cursed life at Stamford Bridge.
Having arrived in a blaze of glory in January 2011, with the Chelsea faithful dying to see how well the Spaniard would link up with their resident blunderbuss Didier Drogba, Torres' Chelsea career has spiraled downwards in such an embarrassing way that he has become one of the great mysteries of the modern Premier League era: Where did the superstriker Fernando Torres go?
Paralysis by analysis. This was ultimately the downfall of Vicente Del Bosque. Of late, Spain has had an embarrassment of riches in soccer talent. And instead of a blessing, this ultimately proved to be a curse in disguise.
Two years ago at the European Championship we saw signs of this.
Spain 2014 World Cup squad is a post from: Just Football
Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque has remained loyal to the players who have brought the country so much success over the last 6 years, with Fernando Torres and David Villa both selected in this rather familiar Spanish squad.
Diego Costa's gamble to play in the UEFA Champions League final was unsuccessful, leaving him sidelined for another two weeks as he rehabs his hamstring injury.
Costa is included in Spain's 30-man roster for the World Cup, but a decision whether to keep him on the final 23-man roster will come at the last minute, according to Spain head coach Vicente Del Bosque.
One of the biggest criticisms against Danny Welbeck is that for a striker he doesn't score enough goals. Even the biggest Welbeck enthusiasts can't argue with that. He's scored 20 goals in the league over the past three seasons, which is still more than £50m man Fernando Torres, but nowhere near what you would expect for a quality forward.
For the last twelve months Inter Milan fans have heard that the club is going to bring in another striker to replace the out-of-contract Diego Milito.
In that time the Nerazzurri have been linked with a host of good strikers like Manchester City's Edin Džeko, Chelsea's Fernando Torres, Manchester United's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Cagliari's Mauricio Pinilla and former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.