Fernando Torres has one last chance to succeed at Chelsea FC. Failure could land him in a war-torn region Russia.
Anzhi Makhachkala is interested in signing Torres — either in January or next summer. Such a move is not out of the question, as Anzhi is one of few clubs in world soccer that can afford the Spanish striker, according to the Mirror.
“Anzhi Makhachkala are pushing to take the Spanish striker out of the Premier League pressure cooker,” the report says. “And the mega-rich Russians are the only club willing to pay Chelsea a fee that comes anywhere close to the £50 million [$80 million] they paid Liverpool for him.
“The Russians will not be able to promise him Champions League football — but they hope that the massive wages they can offer will turn his head.”
Torres continues to struggle at Chelsea, nearly two years after making a record transfer from Liverpool to Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto di Matteo have tried and failed to restore the 28...