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Chelsea agrees to loan striker Fernando Torres to A.C. Milan

Chelsea agrees to loan striker Fernando Torres to A.C. Milan Photo: VI-Images/Getty Images

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to join A.C. Milan on a two-year loan after the English club announced an agreement on Friday. 

The deal will be completed after Torres agrees to personal terms with the Italian club and passes a medical exam.

Torres, 30, signed with Chelsea for $79.5 million in 2011 after enjoying successful stints with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. 

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Torres scored five goals in 28 appearances in the Barclays Premier League last season and recorded 20 goals over 110 total league appearances with the English club.

After Chelsea signed strikers Didier Drogba and Diego Costa earlier this summer, manager Jose Mourinho said Torres would remain with the club.

"No. Three strikers is fundamental in a squad and we have three strikers; Fernando, Didier and Diego so one of them is not going for sure," Mourinho said.​​

Milan finished in eighth place in Serie A last season.

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