Chelsea confirm Torres will join Milan


Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will join Milan on loan, the Premier League club announced. The Spain international will join Milan on a two-season loan deal, which would take him to the end of the five-and-a-half year contract he signed with Chelsea in January 2011. "The move is now subject to Fernando agreeing personal terms with AC Milan and passing a medical examination," Chelsea added in a statement. Torres, 30, has endured a rough time at Stamford Bridge since leaving Liverpool for £50m three-and-a-half years ago, scoring just 20 Premier League goals in 110 appearances. And the signing of Diego Costa left the former Atletico Madrid striker third choice for Jose Mourinho, with most feeling his time was up when Didier Drogba returned to the club at the age of 36. Milan Channel claimed earlier on Friday that Torres had been granted permission to meet the Rossoneri. Sky added that he had come to an agreement with the San Siro outfit and will fly into the city on Saturday morning, before going straight to the Milanello training complex for his medical. The 30-year-old will be charged with leading the Milan forward line in place of Mario Balotelli, who made a switch to Liverpool earlier this week.