Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is planning to gatecrash the Luis Suarez transfer saga by making an outrageous offer to send Fernando Torres back to Liverpool with £20 million on the side.
Mourinho has been watching events at Anfield unfold with typical good humour and CaughtOffside understands that he is now looking to exploit the uncertainty by offering the club’s former hero back to them in a bid to get it all over and done with.
The Spaniard has endured a rocky time at Stamford Bridge since completing his £35 million move during the 2011 January transfer window. His 34 goals in 131 games has not represented a significant return in the club’s investment and many have questioned whether he is still cut out for top flight English football.
Chelsea do have concerns over the potency of their frontline after both Torres and Demba Ba failed to live up to expectations last season with the majority of the club’s goals coming from further up the pitch thanks to the likes of Frank Lampard and Juan Mata. Young Belgian international Romelu Lukaku will be vying for a first team spot after impressing with West Bromwich Albion, but there are still concerns that he will be able to step up at a club of Chelsea’s size.
Mourinho will most likely not want to wait until the PFA have made their ruling over the case and will look to stump Arsene Wenger at the first opportunity.