It hasn’t been a brilliant 14 months for Fernando Torres in west London; 54 games, 8 goals, countless fluffed chances and endless ridicule from football fans around the world.
Since signing for Chelsea in January 2011 for a record £50m from Liverpool, the goals have dried up and he has seen three managerial changes at Stamford Bridge.
So after a barren spell to say the least, will El Nino use this summer as a chance to move on for a fresh start elsewhere, or will he stick it out at the Blues?
The 28-year-old has been linked with various clubs as the summer transfer window creeps into view, with Roma the latest team to show interest. And Torres’ representative stoked the rumours last week.
“We’ll evaluate his future in the coming months,” Bahia Internacional's Antonio Sanz said. “Fernando has another four years on his contract at Chelsea and the situation there has changed for him.
“With [former manager Andre] Villas-Boas, he was not considered, but the arrival of Roberto Di Matteo on the bench has seen him return to have the trust that he deserves.
“We’ll evaluate his future in the coming months. Fernando has another four years on his contract at Chelsea and the situation there has changed for him.
“We know the new American project at Roma and the philosophy of manager Luis Enrique, but if Roma want Fernando, they will have to talk with Chelsea,” he added.
Torres is backed at 15.00 to make the switch to the Italian capital this summer the same price for a move to Russian moneybags Anzhi Makhachkala.
He is 12.00 to make the trip up the M1 to Manchester City and is 1.16 to remain with Chelsea come September 1.
A return to Liverpool, where he scored 81 in 142 games, is a rather long 40.00.