Fernando Torres
Chelsea's Fernando Torres stretches for the ball during their Community Shield soccer match against Manchester City at Villa Park in BirminghamReuters

Chelsea's prize catch Fernando Torres could be shown the doors if the latest transfer news is to be believed.

The 28-year-old Spanish footballer left Liverpool earlier this year to join Chelsea for a staggering £50m deal but has failed to help the club much till date.

It is reported that Chelsea now wants Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao but that could be possible only in exchange for Fernando Torres. Daily Star reported that the Spanish club would like to have Torres as a replacement even if they let go Falcao. They are also said to be eying Manchester United's Javier Hernandez to replace the Colombian footballer.

Interestingly, Torres shot to fame from Atletico Madrid before moving to Liverpool in 2007. He then joined Chelsea earlier this year for a whopping fee of £50. However, he failed to live upto the expectations, scoring only four goals for his club in the English Premier League as against Robin Van Persie's eight goals.

Meanwhile, Falcao has become one of the most-wanted players in the world following his spectacular performance in the Spanish League. He has scored 10 goals for his club this season, only behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo with 11 goals and Barcelona's Lionel Messi with 13. He is believed to be worth £45million today.

It will be an uphill climb for Chelsea as other clubs like Paris St-Germain and Manchester City are also said to be eying him. So, the best possible way to get him is to opt for a swap with Torres.

However, the Spanish striker has the final say if he wants to remain with Chelsea or return to his old club.