Is it about the Money, Money, Money?
One leading tabloid is, this morning, inferring that Fernando Torres will not leave Chelsea Football Club unless his current contract is paid up in full.
If that were to happen it would mean that Chelsea, in order to move Torres on, would have to pay the player a cool £17 million, £8.5 million pound for each of the two years left on his contract.
Now Torres, our record signing, knows he is unlikely to be a regular starter for Chelsea this season, especially after the club paid £32 million for the free-scoring Diego Costa.
It`s rumoured that several Italian clubs, including Napoli, AS Roma and Milan are keen on securing the services of the 30 year-old forward which begs me to ask the question -
Have we reached the stage in the evolution of football whereby some players are willing to just take the money and play when asked rather than to actively engage in pursuing regular first team football?