Chelsea transfer news: Torres out, £20m star in? Costa injury update, CL draw

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All the latest transfer news including Fernando Torres and Mattia Destro, as well the latest on Diego Costa and the Champions League draw.

After meetings in Milan, the transfer of Fernando Torres from Chelsea to AC Milan is "a real possibility", according to one of the player's representatives Antonio Sanz.

The transfer window slams shut on September 1, but Chelsea could still do business and the sale of Torres is likely to be ratified. The player's agents have engaged in discussions with Adriano Galliani, the general manager of Milan, and Margarita Garay - another representative - was buoyed by the "positive" nature of negotiations as a two-year deal could be set to be announced.

While Torres is expected to be Mario Balotelli's replacement at AC Milan, Mattia Destro could be Torres's replacement at Stamford Bridge.

The AS Roma striker would cost the Premier League club £20 million and while Rudi Garcia wishes to keep the player at Stadio Olimpico, Chelsea are "confident" they will sign the Italian.

Elsewhere today there was the matter of drawing the group stage of the Champions League competition, with Chelsea being picked in Group G along with Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.

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Former Blue Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink claimed the grouping was "favourable".

And finally, the news that Diego Costa would be ruled out for six weeks through injury could turn out to be hyperbole as the club are yet to withdraw him from weekend action.

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