CONFIRMED: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres set to join AC Milan on permanent basis



The news comes just hours after Atletico Madrid assistant coach German Burgos vowed the Spanish giants were on the verge of a deal for the forward.

Chelsea released a statement thanking Torres for his services, it read: “Chelsea Football Club thanks Fernando for his service during the past four seasons and wishes him the very best for the future.”

Torres, 30, joined AC Milan on a two-year loan in August but has yet to rediscover his form and has only managed one goal in 10 Serie A appearances.

Some are suggesting that his switch to Milan is part of a larger plan to secure a loan deal for Alessio Cerci that will take place in January.