Fernando Torres is not interested in quitting Chelsea, and is ready to play a back-up role to imminent summer signings, according to reports from Goal.

The Spanish striker – who is away with La Roja at the World Cup – has been heavily criticised since his £50m move to the Blues from Liverpool after failing to transfer the form he displayed at Anfield to Stamford Bridge.

Numerous managers and players have been brought in by Roman Abramovich in attempt to get the best out of the misfiring 30-year-old over the past few seasons, but with none having achieved, a move away from the club in the coming months has looked likely for a while.

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But Torres himself is not ready to head off, and is willing to stay and play second fiddle to incoming signing Diego Costa.

Jose Mourinho is understood to have indicated to the player that he has no real long-term future in west London, yet that has not deterred the once prolific goal-getter.

‘El Nino’ has two years remaining on his £160,000-per-week contract, and any move would likely see him have to take a massive cut on that figure, which he is unwilling to take.

There is reported interest from his former club Atletico Madrid, but Torres is ready to reject any overtures to stay with the Premier League giants, even if it means warming the bench.

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