The Italians look ready to sign Torres.
After much speculation Inter Milan managing director Marco Fassone has spoken out about the club’s interest in signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.
The 30-year-old has been strongly linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer and Inter are the side that appear to be leading the chase for the Spaniard.
Now Fassone has added further fuel to the speculation by publicly speaking about the Italians’ interest in Torres when asked if they are looking to sign him.
“That’s not a bad first question!” the 50-year-old told the club’s website.
“You know there are certain names doing the rounds and the president himself has made no secret of the fact that we’re looking at certain players, but we’re a long way off being able to say who the right man is for us.”
Torres has failed to truly impress since becoming the Blues’ club record signing in January 2011, after signing from Liverpool for £50m.
Since then the Spain international has won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League with the west London club, but has been disappointing on an individual level.
The forward has managed just 43 goals in 166 appearances for the side and has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, with Samuel Eto’o preferred in the No.9 role.
This has led to much speculation about Torres’ future in England, especially with manager Jose Mourinho keen on signing Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa in the summer.
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