Fiorentina and Napoli target Chelsea’s Torres

Fiorentina and Napoli look set to do battle for the services of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, according to The Mirror.

The Italian clubs are both keen to add firepower to their squads for next season, and have identified the former Liverpool hitman as a top target, with Fiorentina also chasing Man City star Edin Dzeko.

With current striker Stefan Jovetic looking set to leave, with Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal all keen, Fiorentina want a replacement with Champions League experience.

It is believed that Torres ideally would prefer to remain at Stamford Bridge and try to finally convince the Blues fans that he is finally getting back to his best after suffering an indifferent time in West London.

Fiorentina sporting director Eduardo Macia worked with Torres at Liverpool and is understood to still share a good relationship with the player, but that is believed to count for little as the Spaniard would much prefer to remain where he is.

They will turn their attention to Deko if they fail to land the World Cup winner, but while they have set £30m aside for his capture they would likely be reluctant to go much above £21m for Dzeko, the same price they are hoping to get for Jovetic.

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