Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has once again raised the possibility of leaving the West London outfit in the summer after refusing to rule out a potential transfer rumours linking him with a return to Atletico Madrid.
Torres has been a failure at Chelsea after managing to score just 19 league goals in more than 100 appearances. Even though he has managed to lift the trophies like Champions League and FA Cup, it has been rumoured that Jose Mourinho wants to improve the frontline by bringing in a striker to score goals.
Mourinho has praised on several occasions the endeavour of the Spaniard, but he says that the club will certainly do well with the addition of a player to score goals. Chelsea have been widely linked with a move for Diego Costa, but signing him may prove to be a problem due to the financial fair play regulations. Hence, it has been rumoured that Chelsea are considering a swap deal involving Torres, which would potentially lower the price of Costa. It was also marked the return of the hometown hero, who left in 2007 for Liverpool.
Torres recently turned 30 years of age and spoke about the possibility of returning to Atletico Madrid. He refused to rule out a move by saying that anything is possible in football.
“In football, you never know. You don’t know where you’re going to be tomorrow, in a week’s time or in 10 years’ time. How can I answer that question? You never know where life is going to take you. There’s nothing to say I’d end up with Diego Simeone here (at Chelsea) or at Atleti. Who could have told me that I was going to coincide with Rafa Benitez at two different English clubs? He [Simeone] taught me how to be a captain; he taught me a lot in the seasons we played together at Atleti,” said Torres.