No goal in three games since Rafa Benitez took charge of Chelsea is not the transformation in form from Fernando Torres that Blues owner Roman Abramovich had hoped to see when he reunited the two Spaniards. And if rumours in the Sunday People are to be believed, the Russian billionaire could be prepared to move on his 50 million pound striker should the right offer come along in the January transfer window.
There are few clubs in the world of football though who would be capable of making Chelsea a financially viable offer that would help the club recover some of the money they invested in Torres, and one of those is Anzhi Makhachkala.
Anzhi already have a super striker in the form of Samuel Eto’o, and are hoping to partner the former Barcelona man with Torres in an effort to accomplish their objective of winning the Russian league title.
While Torres may not be yearning for a move to Russia, he is well aware that he may not have much choice in the matter should Chelsea opt to move on. The People quote a source close to Torres as having said, “Nobody from Chelsea has told him he will be sold but but it’s normal that the club are not satisfied with his perfomances. But the person affected most by all this is the player. Nando is conscious that he is not offering his best level.”