Chelsea flop rejects move
Fernando Torres has rejected a move to Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala after they tried to discuss a possible summer move for the unsettled striker.
The Chelsea forward signed for Chelsea in 2011 for £50m which was the highest fee ever for a British transfer, but he has failed to live up to his huge price tag and his scoring form for Chelsea leaves a lot to be desired. He hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since December and is once again in the midst of a goal drought at Chelsea, something he is growing quite used to having only scored 27 goals in 116 appearances for the West London club.
Roman Abramovich is friends with Guus Hiddink, the current manager of Anzhi and it is thought that they have discussed the difficulty that Torres has dealt with at the club.
It’s no secret that Chelsea are in the market for a new striker prompting more speculation that the out of form Torres is likely to leave in the summer. They have shown interest in Falcao for some time now and the Colombian is thought to be top of Roman Abramovich’s summer shopping list.
Fernando Torres however, has rejected the move preferring to wait until the summer to make a decision, according to The Mail and he wants to see how the rest of the season unfolds and then discuss his position with Chelsea further. Despite an offer from Anzhi, it is thought that Torres would prefer a move to Spain or Italy.