IN DEMAND: Fernando Torres is a wanted man!
The Chelsea future of Fernando Torres is unclear. Despite the player stating that he wants to stay and fight for his future here under Jo...
The Chelsea future of Fernando Torres is unclear. Despite the player stating that he wants to stay and fight for his future here under Jose Mourinho, the press still believe that he could be on his way at the end of the season.
In the past few days, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have confirmed their interest in signing Torres if Jose Mourinho decided to sell him this summer.
Following on from my previous post about Diego Costa (link below), Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has confirmed his interest in signing Torres for his hometown club and said:
"Fernando is always with us, obviously I have sent messages to him, he is very happy with everything that is happening to this team, he is always present, wishing us luck. Of course he would love to come back to the club he grew up in and where he was very happy."
Inter Milan's general manager, Marco Fassone, was interviewed on Italian radio and said of their reported interest in Torres.
"He is one of the names that interests us, and even president Thohir has not made a mystery of the fact that they interest us. Who will be the right candidate in the end has yet to be defined."
As I have said before, there could still be a place for Torres at Chelsea going forward into next season. With Samuel Eto free to leave when his contract expires, Demba Ba stating that it's likely that he will not be at the club next season and Romelu Lukaku being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, Torres could still be in the managers plans.
Fernando Torres is someone that you always watch and always will him to do well and to score goals and it just has not happened. I still believe that the way Chelsea play with no focal point up front, compared to being the main focal point of their attacks at Liverpool, has played a massive part in the reasoning for his lack of goals since he signed.
With constant speculation throughout the media and press as it is and due to intensify between now and the end of the season, the only thing Fernando Torres can do is to score goals to force Mourinho's hand when he plans for the next term.
One thing is for sure, if for one reason or another it's decided his future lies elsewhere, there will be plenty of interested parties looking to sign him. If that's the case, my money is on a return to Madrid and to join up with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid!