The ex-Liverpool man’s days at Stamford Bridge appeared to be numbered, with new boss Jose Mourinho openly courting a number of big money centre-forwards.
Barcelona have reportedly contacted the Blues to enquire about the £50m forward’s availability, and it is said that discussions between both parties were positive.
However, the La Liga champions are far from keen to pay a large fee, and will only go as high as £20m for Torres’ signature.
Barca coach Tito Vilanova is keen to overhaul his attacking set-up this summer, and sees ‘El Nino’ as the ideal man to replace David Villa, who expected to leave.
Torres himself could well be keen to end his woeful spell in west London and return to his homeland, especially with the 2014 World Cup just around the corner.
It is said that he is willing to accept playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi, but if he rediscovers the form that made him one of the very best strikers on the planet during 2009, he could well play regularly at the Nou Camp.
Barca have already completed a deal for Neymar, and are expected to allow Alexis Sanchez to move on in the coming months.
Chelsea fans, would you be happy to see the back of Fernando Torres? Or can he still find his form at Stamford Bridge?
Tell us what you think below!
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