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Chelsea Target Mattia Destro From Roma; Torres Offered On Loan

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It is incredible to many Chelsea fans how Fernando Torres has remained at the club for so long, despite never being able to scale the heights from his Liverpool days. There have been several talks and rumours of a move away from Stamford Bridge, but nothing has ever materialised.

Reports today, from British website The Times, have claimed that Torres may be on the way to Roma on a season-long loan, with 23 year-old striker Mattia Destro signing for Chelsea from the Seria A side. Destro has also been linked to Spurs, as reported here by Football-Italia, but with Torres being made part of the deal, Roma may be tempted to sell him to the Blues.

Destro has a price-tag of £20 million, but the inclusion of Torres will reduce this amount. Chelsea may also need to pay part of Torres’ astronomical wages of £180,000 per week during the season.

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Torres arrived at Chelsea in January 2011 for a British transfer record fee of £50 million from Liverpool, after three-and-a-half incredible seasons at Anfield. His record in a Chelsea shirt though, has not even been half as good.

Chelsea signed Diego Costa and Didier Drogba this summer after letting go of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba. It is widely believed though, that they need one more top-class forward to win the Premier League title. Destro, who has 19 goals in 41 league appearances for Roma, is one with a promising future, and may just be Jose Mourinho’s go-to man. 

 

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Comments (14)

  1. Haha. Destro to Chelsea. Everyone say it together..”rot on the bench”.

    The best line in this though has to be…”Chelsea may also need to pay part of Torres’ astronomical wages of £180,000 per week during the season.” May also need to pay part of the wages? Dear lord-they’ll have to pay all of it.

  2. Thats a gud news for me. Dont wanna see Tores in a chelsea shirt again. Welcom Destro.

  3. When is Chelsea going to sign players and stop been linked.Mourihno and his technicals think the throphy have wings to fly.forgetting that they have to battle for it.we want signings at Chelsea.theres no need to hide that I’m a Chelsea fan.even if u have Fabregas but you still need more signings.we want FALCAO.SNEIDJER BORJA VELERO.MUSACCHIO and BENATIA.send terry and drogba to the technical team.

    • What about the signings he’s made, you pessimist? Having anything as 3rd choice striker is better than having Torres so welcome Destro! If, as you suggest, he’s thinking the trophies have wings, he’d not have signed the incredible trio, which a lot of us true blues even think are enough. Mind you, we all want more but your attack on the technical crew is unwarranted and pretty premature.

    • Have u forgotten there are rules governing the registration of players? Also chelsea is trying to avoid being caught by FFP. Chelsea have a whole of young promising talents they wants to bring to the senior team, if we continue to buy those old folks what happens to the young ones.

  4. I support u Lawrence, we need somebody like J.t and Didie in that technical room. Not everytime chel wil be linked, we need physical signing not fake rumours.

  5. Well. I don’t really think that’s an ideal development anyway because Chelsea do not need someone like Destro even though he’s yet at peak of his career instead, we need two major signings in the persons of ”Paul Pogba and Benatia” to fortified the squard. Yes!

  6. u both are so pointless i must say,must chelsea sign evry player in the news? Lol. The funniest and clueless comment i have read in a while. U should have probably added christiano ronaldo,messi,neymar,muler,jamez rodriguez,and even guardiola to the list! Lol. Pointless indeed. Chelsea’s squad is a welll balanced team with the right proportion of youth and experience! Period!

  7. Torres’ exit is overdue and at any rate, Costa cannot be single-handedly entrusted with goalscoring responsibilities. If Destro is capable of destroying defences, why is he not deployed to do just that?

  8. In case of any injury/suspension to Diego Costa, Drogba with his age may no longer be able to play full 90 minutes in every match. Destro will be an excellent back up striker. Chelsea should go ahead and complete the deal, if possible. Every Club need to have a player on the substitute and this is NOT’Rot on the bench’.

  9. I can’t understand why Torres is still in a Chelsea shirt :( he is just a waste of money and will slow the team down big tym!!

  10. football is not abt only watching & making noise.
    what team has lawrence manage b4? what sought of insult is dis
    den buy de whole players in de world?
    be a supporter and try to mind ur words.ure not de only person on dis network

  11. Torres go,go! Go!! Go!!!, go Torres we don’t need U

  12. Costa cannot be single handedly entrusted in goal line scOring. Inoder words alternatives should be created as capable hand 2assist diego not rumours