Fernando Torres has refused to close the door on a return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea.

The Spanish international started his career with the La Liga giants before leaving to join Liverpool.

He enjoyed a great deal of success with the Reds prior to signing for Chelsea in 2011 in a mega £50m deal.

Torres has never made a secret of his emotional attachment to his boyhood side, whom he captained before leaving to pursue life in the Premier League.

And with the now 30-year-old believed to no longer be a key man at Stamford Bridge he has hinted that he would be open to a switch back to Atletico to link up with manager Diego Simeone – whom he featured alongside at the Vicente Calderon as a player:

“I have a lot of admiration for Cholo [Simeone] from when we were team-mates,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“He helped me a lot and taught me to be captain.’

“In football you never know,

“You can’t be sure where you’re going to be tomorrow or in a week or in ten years.”

Torres has widely been regarded as a big money flop since his move to Chelsea, with the once prolific goal-getter having failed to match the form that made him one of the most feared forwards on the planet while at Liverpool in the blue shirt.

However, the front-man says that his time in West London has actually been a success:

“In two-and-a-half seasons I’ve won a Champions League, an FA Cup and a Europa League and I still have years remaining at Chelsea in which to keep on winning more trophies.”

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