Chelsea boss urges Spaniard to stay

Chelsea's striker Fernando TorresChelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Fernando Torres to stay at Stamford Bridge and prove why the club paid Liverpool £50m for his signature, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Spaniard has endured a woeful few seasons in London following his big money move from Anfield, seeing his reputation as one of the Premier League’s top forwards erode.

He has consistently struggled in front of goal, but did show signs of life under Rafael Benitez last season.

Many have predicted that the arrival of ‘The Special One’ may finally end Torres’ time at the club, but the Portuguese coach has urged his misfiring front-man to prove his worth this season:

“I don’t know if it’s confidence. I feel the guy is highly motivated, he works very hard. Some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his qualities. So let’s see what happens. We’re here to support him.

“Usually when he is clear he scores – but he’s missed. We know that this is Torres’ game.

“We want the team not to learn how to play with him, but to improve how to play with him. He is working hard in training, we are happy with him.”

Despite this, Mourinho is still thought to be keen on Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, and sees the England international as the ideal man to lead his attacking line.

The ex-Real Madrid coach also has Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku to choose from, with the latter thought to be valued highly by the Blues.

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