fernando torres

Chelsea are ready to cut their losses with £50 million flop Fernando Torres this summer, making the Spanish forward available for £30 million less than the Blues paid Liverpool for him in 2011, according to a report in The Sun.

Despite enjoying his best season at Stamford Bridge this term with 22 goals to his name, it’s his consistent lack of form in the Premier League that concerns the Chelsea hierarchy. He has scored just 7 times in the league this season, none of which have been struck in this calendar year. His last league strike came in a game against Aston Villa way back in December.

Overall for Chelsea, Torres has netted 34 times in 103 appearances. This currently results in £2 million a goal for if you add his reported £22 million wages (The Sun claim he is on £175,000 per week) and bonuses to his £50 million transfer fee and at 29-years-old, Chelsea could feel it’s the most valuable time they could sell their striker.

The Sun claim that expected returning Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would prefer the funds to form a new strike force at Stamford Bridge and would use the Torres cash to part-fund the signings of £70 million rated pair Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle and Napoli forward Edison Cavani.

Fernando Torres meanwhile is believed to be hoping that he can stay at Stamford Bridge and take his good cup form into the new Premier League season.

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This article was first posted on May 19, 2013