The Spanish striker has been charged with the responsibility of filling the void left by Mario Balotelli at San Siro, after being deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea and AC Milan have agreed terms on a two-year loan deal for Fernando Torres, the Premier League club have confirmed.
The Spain international has endured a troubled career at Stamford Bridge, struggling for form following his then British record-breaking €63 million move from Liverpool, but will now stay with the Rossoneri until 2016.
Goal reported the San Siro outfit’s interest earlier this week, though there had been fears that the deal could collapse over the 30-year-old’s €214,000-a-week wages, but the two sides have worked hard to reach an agreement.
The move, however, is subject to personal terms and a medical, with Torres now en route to Milan to compete the deal.
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Chelsea are now likely to be on the hunt for a new striker, with Jose Mourinho having previously insisted that he would need three forwards this season.
Milan, meanwhile, had been looking for a new No.9 following the sale of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool earlier this week.