It would not be his agent inviting it. It would be his agent no declining it. And his agent may well as a matter of policy not decline bids. As an agent, another club showing interest is good for his client. It applies leverage to improve his client's contract (and hence his cut). An agent is never upset at interest being shown in his client.
You cannot glean anything useful from the bid being made, it certainly does not telegraph Torres' intentions.
Also Chelsea could be have many motivations for making bids. It may be that they were planning on waiting until the summer, but Kenny's magic touch has made the club more attractive now, and they have started to doubt the success of any bid in the summer - hence the plans were accelerated. It could also be leverage for existing negotiations to say to target that they are not the only option. It could be a cheeky bid that they don't think would succeed, but thought it was worth a go on the off chance. It could be message to the Chelsea squad, which is thinner, and thus the established stars could feel a bit more complacent.
Nobody's motivations are clear at the moment. There is nothing to start stressing over yet.
I think you're more or less spot on there with the Chelseas motivation thing.
Also I would add, I wouldnt rule out the possibility that they are doing this now to throw a spanner in the works of our Suarez deal.
I mean, they lodge a Torres bid, the all of a sudden not only will Suarez fear that the Torres partnership might not happen but also it will make Ajax think that if theres the possibiluty of us having cash they might stand their ground regarding the fee they want.
So it could be a stalling tactic by Chelsea.
A bit far out I admit but that sort of thing happens in football - see Mr. Ferguson's attempts to keep Charlie Adam away from us with his quotes on his price.
Having said all of the above - I'm sure the most likely motivation is the obvious one - they want Torres
But what you want and what you get are 2 different things, Roman