Rennes reject Fernando Torres

Ligue 1 club Rennes have rejected the chance to sign Atletico Madrid’s out-of-contract striker Fernando Torres, according to reports.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker’s contract at the Wanda Metropolitano expires in June 2018, and his representatives are said to have approached the French club this month.

However, a report in L’Equipe states any prospective deal was killed off in the early stages due to the 33-year-old’s reported wage demands, which were simply too high.

Torres has started only three La Liga matches this campaign, scoring twice, with first-team opportunities limited further following the arrival of Diego Costa from Chelsea.

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