Chelsea intend to loan out Fernando Torres in January. The Sunday Mirror says Torres is set to be loaned out in January if he fails to find his goalscoring boots.

A temporary deal, ­probably back to Spain, is ­being considered by Blues boss André Villas-Boas as he attempts to solve Torres' loss of form.

They have not considered selling Torres because his poor form has decimated his market value.

Cash-rich Malaga and Torres' former club Atletico Madrid could offer him temporary sanctuary.

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