Fernando Torres is due for talks with new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to discuss whether or not the Spaniard has a future at the club, according to the Daily Mail.
The 29-year-old faces an uncertain summer at Stamford Bridge and there were even rumours that he was offered in a cash-plus-player swap for Edinson Cavani, but Napoli rejected.
Mourinho is keen to bolster his options in attack and this is to be treated as the Blues’ priority this summer, according to the bulk of media reports, and I doubt we’ll keep a forward as a backup option when he’s on £170k-a-week.
Cavani is just one of the forwards that we’re reportedly interested in as Stevan Jovetic and Hulk have also been linked with moves to West London.
Torres enjoyed his best season as a Chelsea player with 22 goals but it took him 64 games to reach that total and he only scored 12 in his previous 67 appearances, is it likely that Mourinho will consider that as a good enough return for a club that want to fight for the title next season? I doubt it. He will probably want to avoid the problems a highly paid footballer can cause when disgruntled also.
Of course, publicly the former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward keeps reminding us that he has three years remaining on his deal, want to do better for the club and has no plans on leaving but if someone comes in that will likely start ahead of him I cannot see him staying at Chelsea.
Perhaps his biggest reason for leaving, aside from getting more playing time, would be the fact that there’s a World Cup next summer and he wouldn’t want to risk falling out of favour with Spain.
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Source: Daily Mail