The weight of his £50 million transfer has been too heavy a burden, and the previously prolific star has looked a shadow of the devastating force he was at Liverpool. Now a 30-year-old who has suffered four consecutive poor seasons at Stamford Bridge, many expect him to move on this summer, with Jose Mourinho making his opinion of the player very clear.
Speaking shortly after seeing his side were comprehensively beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, the Portuguese coach let it be known he wasn't impressed with the strikers at his disposal. He told reporters during the post-game press conference (via Guardian Sport):
Football is not just about that. It's also about scoring goals, getting behind, and that is for strikers. Real strikers. And I had to try. We are not out, and we have nothing to lose now.
With numerous outlets openly discussing his exit—including Matt Law of The Telegraph—the following pages highlight six reasons why Serie A would be the perfect destination for Torres.