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Negotiation underway! Chelsea transfer deal likely in January




According to reports from Guardian, AC Milan have opened talks with Atletico Madrid to loan Fernando Torres away to the Spanish side, seeking the services of Alessio Cerci in return. Torres was loaned to Milan on a two year deal in the summer to see out his remaining contract with Chelsea, but he failed to impress for the Rossoneri. The former Liverpool striker has scored only once in 10 appearances and has not played since the Milan derby on 23 November.

Milan had earlier thought to cancel Torres’ contract and send him back to Chelsea but the Blues manager Jose Mourinho rejected the proposal straightaway. Mourinho said, “We have no space for players in our list, either in the Champions League or the Premier League.”

The report also states that Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi met chief executive Adriano Galliani to discuss Torres’ future. The 30 year old was an unused substitute during last weekend’s stalemate against Roma and Milan believe that sending Torres away to his former club Atletico Madrid is the best option. In return they can seek the services of out of favour Alessio Cerci till the end of the season.

Cerci too has struggled at the Rojiblancos ever since his transfer from Torino in the summer. They could be willing to take back Torres but his £150,000-a-week wage remains a stumbling block. Moreover, any deal that would be done has to be sanctioned by Chelsea.