Chelsea striker Fernando Torres wants showdown talks with new Blue manager Jose Mourinho to resolve his future at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s £50million record signing has failed to hit the heights of his best times at Liverpool and this has prompted reports of his possible departure from west London.
Barcelona have been linked with a £17million offer for the 29-year-old but a report in the Daily Star claims he wants to first talk with Mourinho about the Portuguese’s plans for him.
Recent reports have claimed the former Real Madrid manager is ready to offload Torres with a few others as he sets about overhauling the Chelsea squad.
The report claims Torres wants to find out exactly where he stands with Mourinho before making any decision, hence the talks.
Torres is currently away with Spain for the Confederations Cup in Brazil, which starts this coming weekend, and has refused to make any comment or decision on his Chelsea future before meeting Mourinho.
“I will wait until the end of the Confederations Cup, then I will speak with him,” he is quoted as saying in the report.
“I think he deserves that respect from me. That respect starts by speaking with him face to face and deciding what is the best for all of us.”
Barcelona are not the only side credited with an interest in Torres; the report claims Chelsea’ interim manager from last season and Torres’ former boss at Liverpool, Rafael Benitez, wants the striker at his new club Napoli.