Spain forward Fernando Torres has agreed to return to Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season, seven and a half years after leaving his boyhood club, the La Liga champions said on Monday.
Suddenly, Fernando Torres has become a desired target for some of the top clubs in Europe. Currently, on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, the Spaniard striker could either make a return to Atletico Madrid, or Liverpool this January transfer window.
Inter coach Roberto Mancini has played down reports he is trying to recruit Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon as the Serie A side prepare to bolster their squad for a Champions League push in the second half of the season.
France international Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid produced a stunning second-half display to hammer Athletic Bilbao 4-1 away on Sunday and move to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
With Real Madrid not playing in the La Liga this weekend, title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have no option but to win their respective matches or run the risk of seeing their title hopes disappear before the end of the year.
The European football scenario has taken some important stronghold across the continent and as the 2014-15 season has reached its midway, the race for positions, performances, title run-in, and revival are heating up.