Torres demands hefty pay-off to quit Blues
Fernando Torres is said to be willing to leave Chelsea this summer but only if the Blues pay up the remainder of his £16m contract.
The Spanish international has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit, with Serie A giants AC Milan the latest to show an interest in Chelseas £50m flop.
But any buying club would be unwilling to match the £150,000-a-week wages, meaning a significant drop in salary for the 30-year-old, who still has two years remaining on his contract.
Torres was left out of Chelseas squad for Saturdays 2-0 win over Leicester, with Diego Costa getting on the scoresheet again and Didier Drogba coming off the bench in the second half.
But despite his omission at the weekend and the mounting interest from abroad Torres according to the Daily Mail will only quit Stamford Bridge if the Blues give him a hefty pay-off.
Jose Mourinho maintains he wants three strikers in his squad and reports continue to speculate over Chelseas interest in Roma forward Mattia Destro.
But the Blues have just a week of the transfer window left if they are to offload Torres and bring in the Italian.