AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has admitted to holding an interest in Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel.
Torres’ future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain, despite claims from Jose Mourinho that he still has an important role to play.
With Diego Costa and Didier Drogba having been added to Chelsea’s attacking arsenal over the summer, the Spain international could find himself some way down the pecking order.
“Van Ginkel? We are confident. We have made our proposal to Chelsea and are now waiting on an answer.”
Various clubs from across Europe are said to be mulling over an approach before the summer transfer window slams shut.
Serie A side Milan are among them, with the Rossoneri in the market for a new frontman after offloading Mario Balotelli to Liverpool.
Galliani has refused to confirm whether a formal move for Torres will be made, but he admits that the 30-year-old fits the profile of the type of player they are after.
He has also confirmed that an offer has been put to Chelsea for Holland international midfielder Van Ginkel.
Galliani told Milan Channel, “Our goal is to take a great striker.
“Fernando Torres? He is a great striker. Let’s see if he comes or someone else. We are actively working.
“Van Ginkel? We are confident. We have made our proposal to Chelsea and are now waiting on an answer. We hope we can get him.”