Fernando Torres is eyeing a Premier League swansong — putting Newcastle and Southampton on red alert.

The 33-year-old striker has started just two games for Atletico Madrid this season, one in La Liga and one in the Copa Del Rey.

And with strike ace Diego Costa eligible to play in the new year following his return from Chelsea, the Spaniard knows his chances of game time in the second half of the season will diminish even further.

Torres’s representatives have let his desire to leave Atletico on loan in January be known to Toon manager Rafa Benitez and Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino.

And he is hoping one of them will come up with a package that will convince Atletico to let him spend the rest of the season back in England.