Welcome to Fernando Torres day! You might say every day is Torres day at Torres FC, but today it is especially so.
In case you're just waking up, Chelsea signed AlbatroTorres in January of 2011. We realized he was a bit rubbish the day after I'm sure, but Liverpool had a strict no returns policy. So we attempted to make the best of the situation, trying just about every manager, midfielder, psychologist, and voodoo magic to get him going again.
After three and a half years of frustrations and false dawns, it looks like the football gods might be taking mercy on us. Our latest potential saviors are AC Milan and their sudden need for a player to play center forward. Since their biggest requirement seems to be the importance of the name rather than the amount of actual skill contained within, Milan CEO Galliani confirmed his interest in Torres earlier today.
Unfortunately, that doesn't make the situation any less complicated. Here's the Oracle of Di Marzio with the details:
The Spanish striker is Galliani's pick to replace Super Mario, but he only wants to acquire him on loan. Torres' high wages are an obstacle to completing the deal on the basis of a straight sale, which is the formula the striker prefers.
Di Marzio goes on to claim that Torres does want a change of scenery, but Galliani's in a bit of a hurry and thus has already put some sort of an ultimatum to Chelsea with regards to the loan. Now if we're smart, and we see that there is a specific outcome to this ultimatum that reads "Torres becomes an AC Milan player for at least this season," we grab that with both hands, sign it, seal it, and deliver it to Milano on the fastest plane, fax, saddled dragon, or teleportation device that we can find.