West Ham United chairman David Sullivan has confirmed that the Championship team tried to sign Chelsea striker Fernando Torres in the January transfer window. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres cost £ 50 million for the London team, but he has not been able to deliver the goals so far. One of the main problems for Fernando Torres at the moment is the lack of confidence. It is quite clear from the latest round of fixtures that Fernando Torres can return to his old self only with some confidence. Due to the lack of confidence, Fernando Torres is lacking the ability to put the ball in the net even with the most simplest of chances.
There have been rumours that Chelsea were interested in loaning out of Fernando Torres to another team in the January transfer window in order to help him find some confidence. It has been just over 20 days since the end of the transfer window. Fernando Torres is yet to score a goal for Chelsea since October. West Ham United chairman David Sullivan has surprisingly claimed that West Ham tried to sign Fernando Torres on a loan deal in the January transfer window, only for their offer to be rebuffed by Chelsea.
West Ham United showed great interest in signing Carlos Tévez from Manchester city, but were rebuffed in this effort as well. “We tried to get Torres from Chelsea. Well if he couldn’t score in the Premier League, come along with us for a month. Three times we asked. Three times they said ‘no chance. We might fire him up! They just said ‘not at this moment in time,” Sullivan said. West Ham United are currently in the second position in the Championship. They led the table for most of the season, but have slipped down due to poor form of late.