Jose Mourinho wanted me to stay at Chelsea, claims Fernando Torres

José Mourinho was keen for Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea this summer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Fernando Torres has revealed that Jose Mourinho was keen for Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea this summer.

The Spain international moved to AC Milan on a two-year loan deal following the Blues’ signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid.

But the 30-year-old says that Mourinho was keen for the striker to stay at the Stamford Bridge club.

“I had decided to leave Chelsea,” Torres told Corriere dello Sport. “With Mourinho there was a relationship of respect, but the club had bought a new striker.

“With the coach I had spoken often about my future. He wanted me to stay in London, but I needed a new stimulus for my career.

“That day I received a phone call from Milan. I was presented with the offer I had been waiting for. I was at a particular moment in my career.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

OUR PICK: Discover the top 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive
The Sport Review
Paul Annacone talks Federer, Sampras, Murray and more as he launches Coaching for Life
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard sends message to Arsenal supporters about Alexandre Lacazette
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho told Man United need two more ‘quality’ signings
The Sport Review
Jurgen Klopp gives latest update on Philippe Coutinho for Liverpool fans