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Chelsea confirm that Fernando Torres is Milan-bound

Laurence Griffiths

Three and a half years ago, Chelsea spent £50 million in transfer fees and a metric [fun]tonne in wages to bring Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. It's fair to say the move didn't go as planned -- he's been more a figure of fun at Stamford Bridge than an elite centre forward -- and many (but not all) Chelsea supporters have been not-very patiently awaiting the day he goes away for good.

That day is nigh.

This is a two-year loan, which would take him to the end of his contract at Chelsea, and while the club haven't commented on any possible severance, they do mention that Torres would have to both pass a medical and agree personal terms with AC Milan, which strongly implies that we've managed to find a way to get out of the deal.

Good luck with your medical, Fernando, and good luck in Italy. I strongly suspect that this has been just as annoying for you as the rest of us. Godspeed.

Now, about that replacement ...

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