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Inter deny Torres talks

Inter Milan have denied that they are holding talks with Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez, according to the Express.

The Serie A side had been linked with a move for both Torres and Javier Hernandez of Manchester United, though their president Erick Thohir has insisted that no talks have been held with either striker.

Torres has scored nine goals in twenty-eight club appearances this season, and forty-three in one hundred and fifty-nine since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in January 2011.

Meanwhile, the Spain international is currently facing a spell on the side-lines with a muscular problem, the Daily Star understands.

The 29 year old missed Saturday afternoon’s win over Tottenham Hotspur after suffering an injury in the warm-up, and his manager has confirmed that he will miss at least “a couple of weeks”.

Torres’ absence may give Demba Ba an opportunity to add to the two goals he netted at the weekend.

The former Newcastle United and West Ham United man, who trebled his league tally for the season against Tim Sherwood’s men, has started just two top flight games so far this term but is determined to keep working hard as the Blues continue to challenge on two fronts.

Eto’o hat-trick sees Blues ease past champions

Samuel Eto’o netted a hat-trick as Chelsea kept up the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City with a fine 3-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester United.

The Cameroon international gave the hosts the lead on seventeen minutes with a deflected shot from outside of the area before doubling his side’s advantage on the stroke of half time with a neat finish.

Eto’o then poked in from close range after Gary Cahill’s header was saved by David De Gea, to complete his treble on forty-nine minutes and give Jose Mourinho’s man an unassailable lead.

Javier Hernandez pulled on back for United twelve minutes from time, before their captain Nemanja Vidic was shown a straight red card in added on time for a foul on Eden Hazard.

Rafael could have also been dismissed for the visitors late on, but escaped with just a booking after a poor challenge on Cahill.

Chelsea are now on forty-nine points, one behind second place Manchester City and a further point behind leaders Arsenal.

They will now turn their attention to Sunday’s FA Cup fourth round tie with Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, before returning to league action with a home match against West Ham United on Wednesday week.