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Football: Chelsea flop Torres set to join AC Milan on loan

Published on Aug 30, 2014 3:03 AM
 
Chelsea's Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between Australia and Spain on June 23, 2014. The 30-year-old striker is set to end his miserable spell at Stamford Bridge by joining AC Milan on loan for the next two seasons. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to end his miserable spell at Stamford Bridge by joining AC Milan on loan for the next two seasons.

Torres has endured a difficult time with the Blues since his then-British record £50 million (S$103 million) move from Liverpool in January 2011.

The 30-year-old Spain international was unable to repeat his prolific Liverpool form in west London and has scored just 45 goals in 172 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea.

He was believed to be Blues boss Jose Mourinho's third-choice striker behind new signings Diego Costa and Didier Drogba this season, and that drop down the pecking order has persuaded him to consider Milan's offer.

 
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