Chelsea striker Fernando Torres claims that he will not exit Stamford Bridge this summer, and will seek to see out the rest of his five-and-a-half year contract, according to ESPN FC.
"I'm looking forward to the chance of working with Jose," the 29-year-old Spaniard said. "It is the same every summer, there is talk and rumours every day.”
Torres will relish the opportunity to work with new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, and the Portuguese coach may have what it takes to pull the best out of the much-maligned striker next season.
"When I signed for Chelsea I signed for five-and-a-half years and I want to be there for all of that," claimed Torres.
Currently, he has committed to two-and-a-half years of that contract. When the contract expires, Torres will be 33 years old and will either resign with Chelsea or leave on a free transfer. This would be a major blow to Chelsea, who spent £50m on the player in 2011.
The Blues' centre-back Branislav Ivanovic, who scored a 90th-minute winner in the Europa League final against Benfica last month, also backed the commitment of Torres and the return of Mourinho.
"He is the best for what we can expect at Chelsea," the Serbian defender commented. "Everyone who loves the club is so excited. A lot of fans will be so happy."
Regardless of what Mourinho does, it looks like Torres will remain part of Chelsea’s plans.
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