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Torres joining Milan 'a possibility'

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Fernando Torres' potential move from Chelsea to AC Milan is moving closer with his representatives optimistic about the progress of talks between the two clubs.

Torres, 30, could leave Stamford Bridge before Monday's transfer deadline after three and a half years at Chelsea, following the summer arrival of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

After spending just over an hour in negotiations with Milan's general manager Adriano Galliani in Italy, one of Torres' representatives, Margarita Garay, told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I'm still positive."

Another, Antonio Sanz, elaborated to Milannews.it: "The meeting went well. Torres to Milan is a real possibility.

"We will take some time to reflect before giving an answer. I cannot add anything more. Milan are a great club."

Milan are searching for a new forward to replace Mario Balotelli, who moved to Liverpool last week. Torres is currently the name at the top of Galliani's list.

The Serie A club are looking to agree a loan move with Chelsea for the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool forward.

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