The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Chelsea

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 0 - 0 Chelsea

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Mourinho wants to keep Torres

Jose Mourinho says Fernando Torres is part of his plans at Chelsea and that the striker has not told him he wants to leave.

Last Updated: 29/08/14 at 19:44 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea manager wants to keep Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea manager wants to keep Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Torres has been linked with several clubs over the summer, and AC Milan are understood to have agreed a fee with the Blues for the Spaniard as they seek replacement for Mario Balotelli after his move to Liverpool.

But Mourinho says he will need the 30-year-old to play a part in the Blues’ bid for trophies this season and would be reluctant to sell him so late in the summer transfer window.

"What we have clear is that we need three strikers to face the season,” said Mourinho. “He is one of them.

"I like him as a person. I like him as a player. If he wants to leave it is something he didn't say to me. At the moment he is our player, nothing more than that.

"If he wants to leave I believe it is because he wants to try a new life, a new club, a new league. If he wants to leave I believe it is to try and be happier than he was in the last couple of years.

“This is a very human club in the way it tries to approach these situations. If he comes to us then any possibility will be analysed.”

The current transfer window is due to close on September 1, which would limit the amount of time available to Mourinho to source and sign a replacement if he did allow Torres to leave.

The Chelsea boss is happy with the squad he has in place and is making no plans to make any adjustments to it.

“If that happens in the last hour of the market then we are in trouble because at the moment we are doing nothing,” he said. “We believe that the market is closed for us and we like our squad. It is not the perfect one because not a single squad is.

“But at this moment we are ready for the market to close and for us to start on September 1 with the squad we have at this time.”

Torres could be in the frame to play at Everton on Saturday, although an injury scare will not prevent Diego Costa making the trip to Goodison Park as part of the squad.

Watch Everton v Chelsea live on Sky Sports 1 this Saturday. Coverage begins at 4.45pm

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company