Chelsea are in talks to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers after finally cutting their losses and allowing Fernando Torres to join AC Milan on a two-year deal for free to end one of the most disastrous moves in Premier League history.

Torres has endured an unhappy three-and-a-half-years at Stamford Bridge after securing a £50 million move from Chelsea in Jan 2011.

Officially he has joined AC Milan on loan but Chelsea do not expect him to return to the club.