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Fernando Torres to join AC Milan in loan deal

Updated: Friday, 29 Aug 2014 20:10 | Comments

Fernando Torres is poised to wave goodbye to Stamford Bridge after a trying spell at Chelsea
Fernando Torres is poised to wave goodbye to Stamford Bridge after a trying spell at Chelsea

Fernando Torres' frustrating and underwhelming time as a Chelsea player looks to be nearly over after AC Milan struck a deal to take him on a two-year loan.

Much was expected from the 30-year-old when he arrived from Liverpool in January 2011 for what was a British record deal.

However, Torres fell well short of living up to his £50million price tag and, after a frustrating three and a half years at Stamford Bridge, appears to have played his last match for the club.

On Friday evening - just hours after manager Jose Mourinho downplayed speculation he would leave - Chelsea confirmed that the Spain striker would be joining AC Milan on loan until the expiration of his contract in 2016, subject to a medical.

"Chelsea Football Club and AC Milan have agreed terms for the two-year loan deal of Fernando Torres to the Italian club," read a statement on the club's official website, www.chelseafc.com.

"The move is now subject to Fernando agreeing personal terms with AC Milan and passing a medical examination."

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