Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has emerged as a shock transfer target for Italian club Juventus next season. Juventus are looking to make an ambitious return to the top of the Italian Serie A and also to the Champions League, but they clearly see the need for a marquee signing. Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for £ 50 million in the January transfer window of 2011.

Even though it is highly unlikely that Chelsea will be willing to part with the 28-year-old after just one season, they will certainly consider a very good offer from the Italian club. Fernando Torres has largely been ineffective during his Chelsea career, and he is also thought to be interested in such a move in order to resurrect his career.

Torres is close to failing to make it into the Euro 2012 squad with Spain. One of the reasons for it has been the poor form he has been experiencing with Chelsea. However, he recently scored two goals against Leicester City, which only served as a reminder of his quality. Given that the striker has a lot of football ahead of him, it is highly unlikely that Chelsea will be willing to part for anything less than £ 30 million. Football agent Caliendo recently said that Torres would be a perfect fit for Juventus, as they would build the team around him.

Juventus have clear ideas about what they want in the transfer market. Torres could be the high-profile signing they are looking for. He is a big name and would be the right man for [the coach, Antonio] Conte. He has all the right characteristics to play at Juventus. Players who leave La Liga tend to have problems. They are used to a certain style of play in Spain. [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are scoring goals for fun, and so was Torres in Spain,” said Caliendo.