Thursday, 28th August, 2014

Fernando Torres might need to take a pay cut if he moves to AC Milan on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

The Rossoneri have tracked the former Liverpool striker throughout the summer and are keen to bring him to Italy to replace Mario Balotelli, who has been sold to Liverpool.

They don’t have the financial muscle to buy the Spaniard outright, therefore are trying to work out a loan deal with Chelsea.

The Italian giants are set to meet the representatives of the 30-year-old later today to discuss a move to Italy.

However, Milan are not in a position to match Torres’ pay package of €5.5m at Chelsea and the Spaniard might have to take a pay cut if he wants to revive his career in Italy.  


The Rossoneri are only willing to offer €3m per season to the Spaniard, according to Studio Sport, and if Chelsea do not agreed to make up the difference, a pay cut would be needed.

Chelsea are keen to sanction the deal even though there are doubts over Diego Costa’s fitness.

It remains to be seen whether the forward, who has scored only 20 goals in 110 league appearances for the Blues, is ready to take a financial hit to revive his career at Milan.

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