Chelsea Transfer News: Fernando Torres In Swap Deal for Napoli Star

Fernando Torres may have ended the season as Chelsea’s top scorer, but his future still remains in doubt. Torres may have scored 20+ goals last season with Chelsea, but he still needed more than 60 games in order to achieve this record. As a result, he does not seem to be in the plans of future manager José Mourinho, whose return for a second spell is expected to be confirmed the next few weeks. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are looking at a potential swap deal with Napoli involving Fernando Torres and Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguay star is a highly rated striker, who has been linked with almost every big club across Europe. Recently, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis stated that he would value Cavani in excess of £50 million. Chelsea are willing to match this figure by offering Fernando Torres as part of the deal. They are also prepared to pay £30 million in cash in addition to Torres as well. The 26-year-old finished as the top scorer in the Italian Serie A last season. He almost helped Napoli win the title ahead of Juventus this season.

After the departure of Walter Mazzarri, Cavani is soon expected to follow suit. Chelsea appear to have failed in their attempts to secure the signature of Radamel Falcao, who is close a move to Monaco. Determined to bring in a marquee signing in the summer, Chelsea are prepared to take a huge hit on Torres. The West London outfit paid a British transfer record fee of £50 million to Liverpool a few years ago.

Even though his current season with the club has been a major improvement, Chelsea fans are yet to see the best in him. Chelsea are expected to keep Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku at the club next season.

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29 Comments on "Chelsea Transfer News: Fernando Torres In Swap Deal for Napoli Star"

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  1. Philip Evans says:

    I think Abramovich should give him another chance to prove himself

  2. Orjiako says:

    Pls fenando torres should be given another chance

  3. Rick says:

    Leave my torres alone

  4. Eno-west says:

    Let’s give him one more year.

  5. Dam T T says:

    Let him go so that the other ones to have chance

  6. Anonymous says:

    Let gv him anoda six mnths by jan 2014 if he cn`t proof himself dey shld sell him dem

  7. chile says:

    I thank he should be given another season!

  8. Gift Cyril says:

    Torres is the best

  9. Anonymous says:

    De truth remain that Cfc needs trophies and in pure business,we should go for de swap in order to retain de best club.

  10. Hayzed says:

    Acordn 2 my own view n undrstndn,he*z nt in form.2ru out d seazonz..well*We CFC FANS still love in term of football diz iz nt d ryt place 4 chelzea 2 end there TROPHY.@leazt we qualified 4 World Club Cup.we unfortunately lost it.due 2 lack of Sharp striker…We wish u bezt of luck@NAPOLI.

  11. simon says:

    Torres is a good striker butl we dont need him agian he make the club to lose atlest 2 or 3 troph pls i wil like de swap to be today or tomoro pls i wish torros a luky season and a gud season in napoli CAVAni you come to stantfod brege

  12. Anonymous says:

    I think he should be given a chance since he is showing signs of improvement with 20+ goals

  13. Ziyu Shao says:

    I think Torres should be given another chance to prove him.I love Torres.I love Chelsea.

  14. Fm says:

    I love torres give another chance to prove urself i love my club love chelsea all blue

  15. Dat Pickin says:

    Let him be and bluez should sign cavani with cash not swap, so he could face a great competition with cavani and lukaku, demba ba should be set on loan.

  16. Dat Pickin says:

    Let him be and bluez should sign cavani with cash not swap, so he could face a great competition with cavani and lukaku and that could bring out the best out of him, demba ba should be set on loan.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Pls lets give him another chance,and i believe dis season he wil prove dis season

  18. Anonymous says:

    Torres is a gud player..we all know dat but i tink he shd go xo dat we can bring in cavani to strengthen d strikin force of d team..we nid sharp strikerz and not entertainin strikerz coz we dont play fancy football @ d bridge…Chelsea Till I Die…

  19. Isaac says:

    Let him go d chance is enough

  20. babyS says:

    Torres is epic!!! Chelsea should keep Torres. Would be brill w. Jose Mourinho.

  21. aritra says:

    torres is the best.. he will certainly prove that in the next session…he is my favourite player……

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