Ancelotti: We don't need Torres

Published Add your comment

Football News

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has played down speculation linking England left-back Ashley Cole with a summer move away from Stamford Bridge and insists the club have no plans to bid for Liverpool frontman Fernando Torres.

On reports linking World Cup-winning Spain forward Torres with a move to the Barclays Premier League champions, the Ancelotti told Chelsea's official website: "I don't think we need other strikers - nothing has changed because in the next days come back (Didier) Drogba, (Nicolas) Anelka and (Salomon) Kalou and we have (Daniel) Sturridge."

Meanwhile, Cole is reportedly on the radar of Real Madrid since the appointment of former Blues boss Jose Mourinho to the Bernabeu hotseat, but Ancelotti has no plans to let the 29-year-old leave.

Speaking after Saturday's 1-0 friendly win at Crystal Palace, the 51-year-old Italian added: "I didn't speak with him. I don't need to speak with him and he doesn't need to speak to me. He is a player of Chelsea, did a fantastic season for us and will be an important player for us next season - 100%."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Ashley Cole
Premier League
Fernando Torres
Crystal Palace

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again