Atletico Madrid ask Chelsea for Torres in Falcao negotiations

Chelsea have been encouraged in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.

The Sunday Mirror says the Spanish club have expressed an interest in re-signing Fernando Torres at the end of the season.

And that means Chelsea can now pursue a deal that would see Torres ­return to Atletico and ­Falcao move to Stamford Bridge.

But Chelsea’s valuation of Torres and his £175,000-a-week wages will provide the biggest stumbling block.

But Chelsea will be ­desperate to offload Torres and sign Falcao, who has a ­£46million release clause in his Atletico contract.

A Spanish source said: “Despite all his problems at Chelsea, Torres is still held in great affection at Atletico and he would be welcomed back.”

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