Fernando Torres
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Chelsea have confirmed their striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.

The Spain international arrived at Stamford Bridge for Liverpool on a £50m deal in January 2011. Since his arrival at the west London club, the 30-year-old has struggled to impress for Chelsea.

Torres now leaves Jose Mourinho's side on a temporary basis as he will feature for the Italian giants in the next season. The striker will fill in the void left by the departure of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool this month.

"Chelsea Football Club and AC Milan have agreed terms for the two-year loan deal of Fernando Torres to the Italian club," a statement read on Chelsea's official website.

"The move is now subject to Fernando agreeing personal terms with AC Milan and passing a medical examination."

The former Liverpool star will undergo medical on Saturday as it was confirmed by Milan on Twitter.

"#ACMilan and @Chelseafc have agreed terms: Fernando @Torres will undergo medical tests tomorrow," Milan tweeted.

Mourinho admitted that Torres did not have a word with him regarding his loan move to Milan. The Portuguese tactician says the striker wants to leave because he is eager to try a new life in Italy.

"He didn't speak with me. We as a club need three strikers to face the season. He is one of them. I like him a person and as a player so if he wants to leave it is something he didn't say to me. For this moment he is our player," Mourinho explained.

"If he wants to leave it is because he wants to try a new life, a new club and a new league. If he wants to leave it is because he wants to try and be happier than here in the last couple of years."

"This is a very human club in the way we approach these kinds of situations, so if he comes to us in the coming days any possibility will be analysed by the club for the best decision for him," he added.