Torres to Arsenal from Chelsea? Surely not…

There are some rather wicked whispers around today about the future of of one Fernando Torres. The Chelsea striker has been the subject of much speculation recently with Barcelona allegedly lining up a £17 million bid.

Now however the SportsDirect News site is claiming that Barca have a rival for Torres – Arsenal.

The site says

Emirates boss Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the 29-year-old, and believes he could help him recapture the form that made him one of the most feared strikers in the world at Liverpool.

Couple that with the fact that none of Arsenal’s supposed targets seem to be too interested in the club means that the site has its story.

It also claims to have heard from a Gunners source : “The boss loves Torres. He knows how good he can be, and a deal could come off.

“Chelsea are looking at strikers, Fernando has become surplus to requirements and Arsene is ready to pounce.”

Well the Rooney story is bonkers enough, but Torres. He is still young enough at 29 to have a few good seasons left in him, he also scored 22 goals last season, not a bad tally.

But I think it unlikely that even if Arsenal were interested that Chelsea would sell him to their rival London club. Barca are one thing. The near-ish neighbours are another.

Ultimately though buying Torres would be a huge personal gamble for Arsene Wenger. Were it not to work out I think he would end up personally taking the blame for a transfer which while it clearly could be a sensational signing still represents one hell of a risk.

What do you think?






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  • soner

    These are the kind of jokes I would expect to hear from n.bendtner.
    Torres (29yrs old) is the last player we need at arsenal and at 17mil thats crazy considering wenger only gives 1year extension to 30year olds.
    I would be shocked & very disappointed if this rumour was true.

  • YouMakeSnailMail?

    i can see how Wenger thinks he Can bring El-nino back to this world but i dont see him spending 17 mill on this gamble ,Barca was linked with Torres for 3 weeks now i think he will go there.