Chelsea Consider Options For Inconsistent Torres

Chelsea are currently assessing available options in the market as they look to add more firepower to their striking department after Fernando Torres failed to impress in the pre season.

The Blues have spent close to £65m this summer already to breathe in young and fresh talent into the their ageing squad with the likes of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and recently Brazilian teenager Oscar. However, with the departure of their star striker Didier Drogba to China and Romelu Lukaku’s stunted growth as a player, Roberto Di Matteo is now contemplating bringing in more strikers in to the squad.

The reigning European champions presently have only out of favor Daniel Strurridge as back up to the inconsistent Torres in the strike department and Di Matteo is exploring all avenues. The move to bring in Porto star Hulk failed with the Primeira Liga club demanding close to £40 while Bayer Leverkusen’s Andrea Schurrle continues to be linked with a move to the Stamford Bridge.

The Londoners have admitted that they are not done with the shopping for the summer and most recently have been linked with Marseille’s Loic Remy along with Newcastle United. But sources close to the club confirm, that the interest in Hulk has not diminished yet but the probability of a deal going through looks slim.

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