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No guarantees for Torres - Di Matteo

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New Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo expects a "buzzing" Fernando Torres to be raring to go when he returns to pre-season training - but warned the Euro 2012 Golden Boot winner there can be no guarantees of being the Blues' number one striker.

The Spain international came off the bench in the final, scoring one and setting up another in a 4-0 win over Italy to help fire them to European glory.

The 28-year-old had launched an outburst at the Blues in the wake of their Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich, attacking his treatment and threatening to quit, although he later backtracked.

"There is no concerns about Fernando at all," said Di Matteo. "I did have a chat with him the morning after the final, and have been in touch since as well.

"It (disappointment) was a feeling he had at the time, but I will continue to speak to the players. I am expecting him here in a good mood, to be buzzing and be very good next season."

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