Chelsea transfers: Fernando Torres reiterates desire to stay with Blues

Chelsea transfers: Fernando Torres has reiterated his desire to stay and prove himself under new boss Jose Mourinho

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Fernando Torres scored 22 goals for Chelsea last season Photo: The Sport Review

Fernando Torres has reiterated his desire to stay at Chelsea and prove himself under Jose Mourinho.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent days after failing to find consistent form at Stamford Bridge since his £50m move from Liverpool back in 2011.

But the striker, who is currently on international duty with Spain at the Confederations Cup, insists that he is planning to hold talks with Mourinho and wants to stay in west London.

“I look forward to talking with Mourinho and knowing what he plans for me,” Torres, who scored 22 goals in 64 appearances in all competitions last season, told Radio Marca.

“I’m the first I know they expected much more from me, and I also expected more from myself. Now I have Mourinho’s pressure added and that’s a challenge for a player.”

Asked about his relationship with Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, Torres added: “I have known Sandro Rosell for a long time. There is a personal relationship, but nothing else.

“My head goes through the Confederations Cup, and then onto Chelsea. I want to talk with Mourinho and then prepare for the coming season.”

Torres scored 65 goals in 102 Premier League for Liverpool before completing a controversial move to Chelsea in January 2011.

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