Fernando Torres Reportedly Eyeing Premier League Return


Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is hoping to return to the Premier League before he hangs up his boots, with Newcastle and Southampton his most likely destinations.

Torres' time in England started brightly but fizzled out after a goal shy three years with Chelsea.

Torres made 45 appearances for Atletico last season, scoring 10 goals, but has seemingly slipped down the pecking order, failing to score a single goal in his 10 appearances this season.

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Meanwhile, Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino was part of Benitez's coaching staff at Liverpool and could also be interested in a reunion with Torres.

The Mirror are reporting that Torres' representatives have let the Atletico hierarchy know of his desire to leave, potentially on loan, in the January window.

Liverpool beat West Ham in a shootout 12 months later at Wembley to win the FA Cup to secure two trophies in Benitez's first two seasons at Anfield.

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And now the Mail says the Germany worldwide, out of contract on Merseyside in the summer, "is set to snub Juventus in favour of joining City" on a free transfer.

The deal is expected to go through this week, according to The Daily Star.

Mike Ashley put Newcastle United up for sale in October and it appears that he has reached an agreement with Amanda Staveley for her to buy the club.

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Sevilla midfielder N'Zonzi, under contract at the Liga club until 2020, has been linked with United, City and Arsenal since joining Sevilla from Stoke in 2015, and the Mirror says he "would be tempted by a return" to the English top flight after making his senior France debut last week.