Inter Milan general director Marco Fassone spoke with Sky Sports recently and said that the club remains interested in Chelsea FC striker Fernando Torres as a potential summer transfer target. The Spaniard has seen his role diminish even further at Chelsea and in some instances has been seen as the fourth striker behind Samuel Eto’o, Demba Ba, and even Andre Schurrle. It has become clear that manager Jose Mourinho sees Torres as a desperation option rather than a player he can actually count on.
Marco Fassone on Fernando Torres:
“He is one of the names that interest us, as admitted by our president Erick Thohir in recent days. Then you will discover in due time who will be the player we will focus on. Now our goal is to get a place in the Europa League. It would be a problem not to play in Europe for two consecutive seasons.”
Inter are now fifth in Serie A and they must make sure they qualify for the Europa League to help finance some of these big money moves they have been talking about in the media. It seems a bit odd that high ranking officials in a club are so openly discussing a player that is under contract with another club. In most cases it would be seen as “tapping up” or trying to meddle with another team’s player but Chelsea does not seem to be bothered by it.
The Blues would gladly let Torres go to Inter Milan or any other club that would be willing to take him. The issue is, as it usually is with fading superstars, is the wages Torres is currently getting from Chelsea. However, with the recent developments of him dropping to what appears to be fourth choice, then that position should be reconsidered if the Spaniard truly cares about playing football and not just collecting a paycheck.
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