Atletico Madrid have opened up negotiations with AC Milan over the possible return of Fernando Torres to the Spanish capital in the January transfer window.
The Chelsea misfit has struggled since joining Milan on loan in the summer, being granted very few opportunities to impress while playing at the San Siro.
Torres has failed to hit the heights of his time at Liverpool since moving to Stamford Bridge, with his £50 million deal proving one of the more costly mistakes of the Roman Abramovich era.
Any deal that went through would be reliant on Allesio Cerci moving to Milan, according to AS.com.
Chelsea are unlikely to stand in the way of any switch in loan destination, having been perfectly happy to see Torres join Milan for two seasons.
Torres’ homecoming to Atletico comes after Diego Simeone asked his club’s board for another striker.
A move back to the Spanish champions would see him join the club where he began his career.