Fernando Torres has agreed to return to Atlético Madrid on loan from Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season, the Spanish club have confirmed. Torres made his name at Atlético Madrid prior to joining Liverpool in 2007.
The 30-year-old has been struggling for goals since joining Chelsea from Liverpoolin 2011, and he moved to the San Siro on loan in August.
Chelsea and Milan agreed on Saturday to make the switch permanent, paving the way for Torres to be loaned to Atlético, seven-and a-half years after leaving his boyhood club.
“At last back home. Thanks to all that have made this dream come true,” tweeted Torres on Monday.
The deal is subject to Torres passing a medical and will be finalised on 5 January, when the Italian transfer window opens.