Spain manager ‘concerned’ for £50m Chelsea signing

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Spanish coach Vincent Del Bosque has admitted to being worried about Fernando Torres’ recent form, with the star striker scoring just one goal in 16 appearances for Chelsea.

The Spanish star, who was disappointing in the 2010 World Cup, under performed for Liverpool during the season, before being sold to Chelsea for a record £50 million in the January transfer window.

"I am concerned [about Torres and David Villa's form] although both are guaranteed [to be selected in the squad]," Bosque told Spanish media, as reported by


Villa has also found a slump in form at Barcelona, scoring just once in 14 games.

While a lot of Torres’ lull has been put down to pressure being the star Chelsea signing, and a long term injury, just one goal for the club is a lot lower than even the Spaniard’s biggest supporters were expecting.

One reason Bosque will be happy for Torres to play in the Spanish team is that the Chelsea striker has had no part in the Barcelona and Real Madrid grudge matches that have recently taken place.

The Spanish coach says he hopes there isn’t any bad blood between the Spanish and Catalans.

"Hopefully there is no problem [between Madrid and Barcelona players], the players have a responsibility and remain united so I'm sure they will show this," Brosque said.

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