Inter Milan have denied rumours that they are looking to sign Fernando Torres in the summer. The Italian outfit have been in constant decline since the exit of Jose Mourinho in 2010. The club have been without both forms of European football this season. Even though they look on close to returning to the Europa league next season, it has been a very bad few years for the club that has won the Champions League twice in its history. The arrival of new owners this season has made Inter Milan look at various transfer targets including Torres.
The Chelsea striker has struggled for form since moving to West London. He was one of the best strikers in the world for a three-year period at Liverpool. He scored almost a goal per game in the league and it helped Liverpool go close to the top of the table in the 2009 season. However, a poor return of just under 20 goals in more than 100 league appearances for the blues has seen him linked to several jobs across Europe. Chelsea appeared to have made it a priority to sign a top class centre forward in the summer.
There have been rumours about a possible swap deal with Atletico Madrid, who have Diego Costa. Meanwhile, Inter president Erick Thohir has rejected rumours linking the Italian outfit with a moves for Torres. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “At the end of the season we will evaluate everything, both the young players and the more experienced ones. We want to build a strong squad for the future with a view not just to next season but to the next three. I think he Hernandez is a good player. But we haven’t spoken to either him or Fernando Torres.”
Torres would cost in the region of £ 25 million.