Inter Milan Confirm Torres Interest

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Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir recently spoke to Sky Sports and confirmed that the Italian club is interested in Chelsea FC forward Fernando Torres as well as several other targets. Thorir took over Inter Milan in September but has not splashed the cash yet in a bid to improve a struggling squad but all signs point to a summer spending spree. Brazilian midfielder Hernanes was brought on in January from SS Lazio and Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has agreed to join once his current contract expires in the summer.

Thorir on the moves he is looking to make in the summer:

"“I’m not used to making announcements if there is not a signed contract. I can only say that we like [Bacary] Sagna and that at this point it all depends on him. If he does not arrive, we will take a younger right-back. I too hear these names [Fernando Torres, Edin Dzeko, and Alvaro Morata]. Maybe one of them will really arrive. But he must respect our salary parameters.”"

It appears that the only obstacle, but it is a major one, to Fernando Torres becoming is an Inter Milan player is his incredibly high wage. Signing Edin Dzeko will pose the same problem as he is also on an astronomical wage with Manchester City. Real Madrid have no real reason to sell Alvaro Morata so his departure would be unlikely even if his age and lower wages than the others makes him the most attractive candidate.

Torres will not have many suitors this summer but if he chooses to head to Inter Milan he will be guaranteed first team football, something that cannot be said if he remains at Chelsea. Dzeko is in fine form at the moment and if Inter were to bid for the Bosnian striker they would certainly face competition from many other clubs. Manchester City is also in no hurry to sell him the way Chelsea would be chomping at the bit to offload Torres. At this point it would seem agreeable for both parties if Inter would simply take Torres and his wages off the books at Stamford Bridge.

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