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Fresh start for Torres?

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Fresh start for Torres?

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LONDON (AP) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has raised the prospect of Fernando Torres leaving the club before the transfer window closes, saying the Spain striker may be ready to “try a new life, a new club, probably a new league”.

Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool in January 2011 for what was then a British-record fee of 50 million pounds (then $81 million), but has struggled to command a regular starting place for the London club.

Amid reports Torres could join Italian club AC Milan, Mourinho said today “if he wants to leave, I believe it is to try and be happier than he was in the last couple of years”.

Mourinho said he wants to keep hold of Torres, who hasn’t featured at all this season.