Chelsea star required to lower wage demands to complete AC Milan switch

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres is willing to make a loan move to AC Milan, but the striker must lower his wage demands, Telegraph reports.

Mario Balotelli’s £16million departure to Liverpool has forced Milan to buy a replacement, and has made Torres their number one target.

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The Spaniard is now deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge after the £32million signing of Diego Costa, however it has been difficult to find Torres a club due to his £150,000-a-week salary.

Despite this Milan are pushing to complete the deal, but the former Liverpool star must be willing to accept a wage cut that will still earn him £7million a year.

The seven-time European cup winners are also in talks to bring Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel this summer, with another loan deal on the cards.

The Blues are currently one player over the foreign player quota, so loaning out Torres and Van Ginkel will be a win-win situation for both parties.

This will allow Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to add another foreign player to his ranks, with AS Roma centre-forward Mattia Destro heavily linked with a move to London recently.


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