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Wengar Interested In Casillas

Arsene Wenger has been reported to have telephoned Iker Casillas to ask him if he is interested to play in the English league.
Casillas has been a Real Madrid player for a long time, but, he is no longer a first choice there. He had played in the European Cup matches last season though, but, in the league, he had only featured a couple of times.

Casillas would most probably be on the bench for Los Blancos this summer as well especially after the outing that he had in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Wenger wants to take advantage of this situation of Casillas and lure him to the Emirates.

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Torres Believes Spain Can Still Do Well

After suffering humiliation in the opening group match against Netherlands, pressure is on the Spaniards to deliver on the next match against Chile. Fernando Torres, who has been one of the leading goal scorers in the last few major tournaments, says that the Spanish team is much better than the one that lifted the World Cup in 2010. Spain conceded very few goals in the competition, but there have been warning signs that the defence has been deteriorating. They have been considering a lot of goals of late including the 3-0 defeat against Brazil in the Confederations Cup last summer.

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Torres Misfiring For Chelsea

Fernando Torres has been one of Chelsea’s misfiring strikers of this season as he has made over 26 league appearances but only managed on scoring in 5 occasions.

The inconsistency of the Spanish forward as well as Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o underperforming campaign is one of the main reasons on why Jose Mourinho is so desperate on landing a persistent attacker for the upcoming season with Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao at the top his list.

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WILKINS UNSURE ON TORRES

Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins says that Fernando Torres’ days at Chelsea are numbered after the striker was publicly criticised by Jose Mourinho following the 3-1 defeat against Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The first leg of the two legged match ended in a defeat for Chelsea, which puts their qualification hopes to the semi-final in tatters. The blues have reached the semifinals six times in the last 10 seasons and they have one of the impeccable records in this competition over the last decade.

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ONE OF THE BEST

Daniel Sturridge has been one of the best strikers in the Premier league in the last 12 months. He appears to have really come of age since joining Liverpool in a £ 12 million deal.

The striker had not been given a proper opportunity in the first-team at his previous club like Chelsea and Manchester city. However, he has proved his worth by scoring almost a goal per game in the last 12 months at Liverpool. Sturridge has revealed that Chelsea striker Fernando Torres played a key role in his move to Liverpool.

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Torres To Ease Eden Hazard’s Burden

At a point when it seemed Jose Mourinho’s Blues were in the lead of the title race, the Chelsea title rivals only looked like they were getting stronger as vital players started to come back from injuries.

Mourinho confirmed that Fernando Torres is back in shape and is all set to play West Bromwich Albion. No one knows at the moment how big of a role Torres will play against the Baggies as this is yet to be seen. However, his return is momentous. He re-entered at a very important period in the Premier League title race.

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TORRES HITS FORM

Fernando Torres has been going through a minor resurgence with Chelsea as he has scored 3 goals in the last 5 matches and even though it isn’t the revival he needs to make up for the huge price tag that Chelsea had to offload in order to secure the services of the Spanish forward, it still is a nice boost for the former Liverpool player.

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TORRES STILL UNSURE

Chelsea’s strikers Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Eto’o have not been going through the best of times and this is evident taking into consideration that the top goal-scorers for the team of Jose Mourinho is filled with midfielders as Hazard is the main outlet of goals for his team in this season followed by Oscar and Lampard.

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TORRES SHOWING SIGNS OF RECOVERY

The roller-coaster ride of the Spanish striker Fernando Torres has seen him being considered as one of the best forwards in the world and the next day a waste of a transfer.

Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres proved to be an attacking duo that destroyed everything in their path. Those were a few years ago when Torres played in Liverpool and attracted the attention of top European clubs until Chelsea finally managed to sign him up for a whopping £50 million.

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TORRES IS STAYING

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres states that he is happy to stay at Chelsea despite rumours that he is about to be sold by the club if they sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United. Chelsea have been linked with a move for Rooney in the last few months.

The England striker is also at the peak of his career unlike Torres, who continues to be a shadow of his Liverpool days. He may have scored 23 goals for Chelsea last season, but new Chelsea manager José Mourinho does not seem to be a big fan of his play.

He was left out of the starting line-up against Manchester United a week ago and it is extremely doubtful that he will start against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super cup. Mourinho went with the winger Andre Schurrle as the striker against United, which showed his lack of faith in the 29-year-old. Torres, though, has welcomed Chelsea’s links with Wayne Rooney and says that he will be a great signing for the club. He has also do not possible departure from Stamford Bridge. Since making the move to West London, Torres has won numerous titles including the Champions league and the Europa league.

The 29-year-old still has a few years left in his Chelsea contract. “We have been working for only a short time together. People respect him very much and you trust him that he works without fail. I have never felt this way before with any coach. Chelsea always wants the best players and Rooney is one of them. I admire him and it would be great to play with him,” said Torres ahead of the UEFA Super cup match on Friday night. Chelsea will be hoping to win this tournament, which they lost to Atletico Madrid last season when Roberto di Matteo was the manager.

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