Complicate negotiation between three Clubs & another player involved, Atletico de Madrid Italian winger Cerci. In the end the mutual interests of all parties coincided with logic as:
- Chelsea FC wanted to get off their list of players Torres & in the process get some money,
- AC Milan wanted to get off their list of players Torres & wished Cerci of Atletico de Madrid,
- Cerci wanted an exit as he had no regular place in the Atletico team,
- Fernando Torres was delighted to return to Spain & attempt his last opportunity to regain lost form & prestige.