Chelsea FC Transfer News: Blues Forward to Move Back to Madrid

By @IBTimesAU_Sport on
Fernando Torres
AS Monaco will compete with Atletico Madrid in signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres Reuters

Chelsea forward Fernando Torres will be moving back to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid.

Eurosport claims that officials from the aforementioned clubs are in talks to send the 30-year-old to the opposite direction following Diego Costa's and Filipe Luis' move to west London.

El Niño failed to live up to his billing since making a £51million move to Stamford Bridge in 2011, struggling to find the back of net with a tally of only 20 goals in 110 appearances in the Premier League.

Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone revealed in the past that he has been in constant communication with Torres, who became his teammate at the Vicente Calderon as well as his friend, and revealed that the former Liverpool hitman would love to return to the place where it all started for him.

While the Colchoneros have recently signed Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich, they will still need a reliable alternative, as back-up striker David Villa has also exited the club to play for New York City FC in the MLS.

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