Chelsea striker Fernando Torres who is currently on loan at AC Milan is understood to be set for a return move to boyhood club Atletico Madrid
Fernando Torres has found the back of the net just once for the Serie A club since his loan move to the club
With wide spread speculation that Milan are keen to offload the striker to any intrested club
Sky Sports’ Spanish football analyst Guillem Balague believes a deal for Torres returnto the Vicente Calderon has now been done.
Balague who was speaking at Sky Sports News HQ, today said: “Our understanding is that Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have reached an agreement for Fernando Torres to go back to Atletico Madrid.
“It was all discussed, negotiated and agreed yesterday. It seems it is all confirmed. We have not received details from the club yet but (Atletico manager) Simeone asked for Fernando Torres three weeks ago.
“In fact, he wanted him in the summer but there was a transfer fee to be paid at that time that Atletico Madrid could not afford. The suggestion is that Chelsea have let him go for free but in any case it seems confirmed that Fernando Torres returns home.”
Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool for £50m in the 2011 January Transfer Window in the biggest transfer deal involving two English clubs.
The 30-year-old scored 81 goals in 142 appearances on Merseyside but failed to recapture that form for Chelsea, netting 45 times in 172 games prior to his loan move to Milan.