Metro have managed to place looks of cautious hope on the faces of Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern after claiming that AC Milan are keen on taking Fernando Torres on loan.
The Spanish forward has seen better days – and that is putting it mildly – and we certainly think that Jose Mourinho needs to get rid of him.
However, as one of our punters notes, there would certainly have to be another player who comes in and replaces the former Liverpool forward.
A loan option to Serie A would not only allow Torres to see out his contract with the West London club at a distance while starting off a new period in his career but also allow Mario Balotelli to be replaced by the Italian side who are searching for his replacement.
Meanwhile Jose Mourinho has claimed that Torres will be staying but as our punters note, like stating his summer transfer pending is finished, again we are hoping the Special One is failing to tell us the truth!
Chelsea fans. Do you think that Torres will finally leave or have you given up hope of him going anywhere unless his contract is paid up in full? Who would you bring in instead? Let us know your thoughts below.