Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v Chelsea

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 1 - 1 Schalke

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group G

Mourinho wants to keep Torres

Jose Mourinho wants Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea and admits he is a big fan of Wayne Rooney.

Last Updated: 11/06/13 at 11:36 Post Comment

Fernando Torres: Jose wants him to stay

Fernando Torres: Jose wants him to stay

Mourinho began his second tenure at Stamford Bridge on Monday by insisting that there would be no clear-out this summer and that he wants Torres to stay.

Torres has been linked with a move this summer after what has been, for the most part, a frustrating spell at Chelsea since his switch from Liverpool.

Mourinho said: "Fernando is more than happy to stay and work hard. If the best for all of us is for Fernando to stay, let's help him and try and get the best out of him."

Mourinho, though, does not envisage the squad - which will see the likes of Frank Lampard stay on for at least another season - needing a major overhaul in the summer.

"It would be easier if we did that, but we don't want to do that," he said.

"We are happy to go with these fantastic, talented boys.

"We are happy to show that the investment Chelsea made in recent seasons. We want to go in this direction. The one or two we may buy are complements because the structure and philosophy is this one."

Mourinho was asked with Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney might be a summer transfer target.

Rooney, heavily linked with Arsenal, has put in a transfer request at Old Trafford and the Portuguese initially refused to be drawn.

"I learned a few things. One of them is I don't comment on players from other teams. No chance. No chance," he said.

But then he continued: "I think he's at a fantastic age. Again, for a player, maturity, big experience, still young... It's up to him and what he wants, what makes him happy. A little bit like me: he doesn't need one more pound in his contract; one more cup won't make a difference.

"Be happy. Where is he happy? Where will he find more happiness to have ambition and drive him? I like him as a boy. I wish him well and hope he is happy."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

FIFA world rankings: England move up after Switzerland victory

England, Northern Ireland and Wales move up the latest FIFA world rankings after recent wins in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Premier League: Liverpool looking for Mario Balotelli to learn from past stars

Brendan Rodgers hopes Mario Balotelli will take inspiration from the likes of Luis Suarez as he settles at Liverpool.

Premier League: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew aware of pressure

Alan Pardew admits both he and his Newcastle squad have to 'stand up and deliver' as pressure mounts at St James' Park.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property