Well, well, well. What a rumour we have in store.
There are circulating photos on Twitter claiming to be the pages of Spanish outlets Marca and Sport suggesting Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres is closing in on a move to Newcastle United.
— Thomas Clements (@_thomasclements) January 10, 2017
The World Cup winner worked with Rafa Benitez at Liverpool to great success, establishing himself as one of the greatest ever Premier League forwards.
While his career took a downturn ever since he moved to Chelsea in 2011, a deal that saw Toon striker Andy Carroll join the Reds as a replacement, he levelled out somewhat when returning to his boyhood charges.
Still, while with the Blues, the Spaniard won the Europa League under Benitez in 2013 before being allowed to join AC Milan.
It’s not clear exactly what the story is as yet, though there’s little doubt the 32-year-old would be one of the biggest name signings in the club’s history.
Dwight Gayle is currently the first-choice centre-forward at St. James’ Park, having notched an impressive 19 goals so far this season.
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