Chelsea readying player-plus-cash deal for Manchester United target

Chelsea readying player-plus-cash deal for Manchester United target


torres_2463382bAtletico Madrid are planning to offer Fernando Torres an escape route from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

The Spain international has been a flop for the west London club since making a £50m move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool. Torress has struggled to find form, which has seen the Blues manager Jose Mourinho look elsewhere in the transfer market.

Chelsea have already completed a deal for Diego Costa from Atletico, who will be the first choice striker for the Premier League club next season.

According to Eurosport, the La Liga winners’ chief executive Miguel Ángel Gil Marín was in London to discuss the potential transfer of Torres in the ongoing window. Chelsea are looking for a fee around £13m for the former Liverpool star.

The deal was not finalised on English soil and Atletico chief will be back in Spain on Monday. Further negotiations will happen this week and Torres’ future could be sealed soon.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have also enquired about Atletico’s defender and Manchester United target Joao Miranda and want to include Torrres in a possible player-plus-cash deal. The Spanish capital club are willing to let their central defender leave, who has a £23.7m release clause.

Should the swap deal take place, Chelsea have to just over £10m Miranda’s signature while allowing Torres return to the Vicente Calderon.

Chelsea have allowed Demba Ba leave the club this summer. If Torres continues at Chelsea, it is unlikely that he could get regular playing time, playing second fiddle to the Brazil-born Spanish striker Costa.

On the contrary, if Torres leaves, the former Real Madrid manager will be left with Costa as the only first choice striker in the squad, along with unhappy striker Romelu Lukaku. In case if the report is true, Mourinho will enter the market and sign a backup striker for Costa, if Lukaku also leaves the club.


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  1. Please Check before you post this garbage, Chelsea are finished spending after it was confirmed friday they will not be buying anymore players this window.

  2. What we need to do is to get another top flight out n out striker and replace Torres. We have given him multiple chances to shine and he hasnt. I dont have the andwer to why. But hes not for his country either so it cant just be chemistry. Costa is perfect for us but we need more striking power to go with our excellent midfield.

  3. Try signing Oliver Torres in the deal who has been loaned out to Porto this season, Mirandaa is 29 we dont want to be called AC Milan B team :/ we already have Luis who is 30 by nxt month :(

  4. iwished to see torres and costa pair to shine next season both experienced hence hungrey beasts to score goals

  5. Torres is good but if hes not happy being second fiddle to costa then he should prove it and during this preseason shine in games as for the player for playerand cash swap we saw miranda play in the cl semis he is a great defender he could be used in great ways at Chelsea and only spending 10 million instead of the 30 million atletico wants the do it and promote Patrick bamford to first team backup with romelu if he stays or find a cheap backup in the window

  6. Torres is a flop at chelsea and he should Just leave the club,we don’t need him any more

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