Sunday August 31 2014
Official: Torres signs for Milan

Fernando Torres has officially completed his move to Milan on a two-year loan from Chelsea. “We wish him all the best.”

The Spanish striker had flown in yesterday and finalised the medical tests today so he could sit in the stands of San Siro for the Serie A game against Lazio.

“Fernando Torres has today finalised the loan that will see the striker spend the next two years at AC Milan,” read a Chelsea statement.

“The 30-year-old will now play for the Serie A side following three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, in which time he helped Chelsea lift the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup.”

Signed for £50m in January 2011, he never quite lived up to the same form he had at Liverpool.

“Chelsea Football Club thanks Fernando for his service during the past four seasons and wishes him the very best for his loan in Italy.”

Meanwhile, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani confirmed “it took eight hours to agree financial terms” with Torres’ agent.

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