Chelsea striker set to battle for stay

Fernando Torres is determined to resist a summer move away from Chelsea in a bid to prove his worth to Jose Mourinho, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Spanish forward has widely been hailed as one of the worst big money transfers in recent years following his £50m switch from Liverpool in 2011.

Torres developed a reputation as one of the world’s most feared marksmen in the red shirt, yet he has been unable to replicate such form in west London under a host of managers – including his Anfield mentor Rafael Benitez.

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Rumours have suggested that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has finally lost patience with the 30-year-old, and is ready to take a massive hit on the figure paid for his signature to shift him on this summer.

Inter Milan have been linked with ‘El Nino’, but the forward himself is keen to stay and prove himself.

Despite the imminent arrival for Diego Costa – a fellow Spain international – Torres still feels that he has a role to play at Chelsea following his 11-goal haul last term.

The former Atletico Madrid man may get a chance to prove himself at the World Cup with La Roja, with Vicente Del Bosque known to be a fan of his talents.


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