Chelsea – Fernando Torres to leave on a free?

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Fernando Torres… a name of a player who was once a Premier League great but is now an outcast. The 30-year-old striker left Chelsea this summer on a two-year loan deal but according to the Daily Mirror, the club wish to now cancel this arrangement.

Fernando Torres began his career with Spainish side Atlético Madrid, breaking through whilst the club were in the second tier and then establishing himself in La Liga. Torres scored 82 times in 214 league matches earning him a £20m Premier League switch to Liverpool. At Anfield Torres quickly became a hero as he netted 65 times in 102 Premier League showings, 81 times in 142 in all competitions.

On deadline day of the 2011 January transfer window, Torres finally got his desired switch to rivals Chelsea for a British transfer record of £50m. Despite scoring 24 Premier League strikes in his debut Liverpool season, the best he could manage at Stamford Bridge was just 8 in 36 during the 2012/13 campaign. After a miserable 20 goals in 110 league ties for Chelsea, José Mourinho decided he was surplus to requirements.

At AC Milan, Torres has only netted once in 10 Serie A appearances, a figure that sees the Italians wishing to send him back to Chelsea in January. If he should return, it is understood that Chelsea will offer Torres to any club on a free, just to clear him from their books.

Chelsea fans, are you disappointed to see Torres being offered for a free? Do you think he can ever re-find his goalscoring boots?

By Gareth Thomas | December 12th, 2014