Il dopo Balotelli (ceduto al Liverpool, ndr) è Fernando Torres. Il centravanti di Fuenlabrada, classe 1984, arriva al Milan dal Chelsea con la formula del prestito biennale, a 4 milioni + bonus. Niente Destro, dunque,nonostante l'interesse mostrato dai vertici del club di Via Turati (c'è stato anche un pranzo tra Galliani e Sabatini, ndr).
DONE DEAL: Chelsea Striker To Join AC Milan Today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The nightmare is finally over for Fernando Torres at Chelsea. Since joining the Blues from Liverpool for£50 million, a British record at the time, in 2011, the Spaniard's career has gone downhill. Now, after 3 and a half extremely difficult years at Stamford Bridge, Torres has been provided with an escape-route.
PHOTO: Player's Agents in Italy to complete Chelsea transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems like Fernando Torres is set to leave Chelsea this summer on a season long loan. The Spanish striker, who was a phenomenal hit during his time at Liverpool couldn't live up to the expectations since joining Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2011.
Chelsea set for transfer, player's head turned after phone call - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in Italian media outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport, AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani reportedly made a phone call yesterday to Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to persuade the Spaniard to join the Rossoneri.
With all the talk of Fernando Torres being linked with a deal to move to Milan, you have to think that Jose Mourinho has something up his sleeve before the transfer window closes. Now with Costa being injured, expect Chelsea to move in the market once again.
We have already seen Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o all leave the club this summer, leaving us with three strikers - Costa, Drogba and Torres.
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?
It's confirmed! Jose Mourinho has decided that the one foreign player that needed to leave the club this season due to restrictions within the allocation of our squad (at the moment) is not Cech or Mikel, but Marco Van Ginkel and here he is pictured in Milan having a medical ahead of a season long loan.
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.
Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, "X".
For those who don't instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players make a note of the eventual answer, because it's a nailed on pub quiz question it's a chronologically descending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken the British transfer record.
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.
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.