Italians were close to a move for Chelsea star

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has admitted the club have shown an interest in Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, according to talkSPORT.

The Spaniard has been constantly been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge over the past couple of seasons, as he has continued to struggle to replicate the form that made him a Premier League star during his time with Liverpool.

Torres is close to his third year anniversary as a Chelsea player, following his record £50million move in January 2011.

In that time, the Spaniard has picked up an FA Cup, Champions League, and Europa League medal, however he has only managed 17 Premier League goals during his time at the club.

His future has come under scrutiny once again of late, after Jose Mourinho’s public criticism of his strikers.

The Blues boss claimed earlier this week Torres was ‘not skillful’ and should not be expected to score 25 goals a season.

Milan has been mentioned as a possible destination for the former Atletico Madrid captain, and Galliani has admitted the club have considered signing him before.

When asked about the 29-year-old on Italian TV, he said: “Fernando Torres? No, he earns too much. He was an idea but we never got there, there are other players that we got closer to home.”

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