Torres still has a place with the Blues.
Despite the imminent £32m arrival of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, Fernando Torres has been told he still has a future at Chelsea, according to the Sun.
Manager Jose Mourinho has expressed the desire to improve the strike force at Stamford Bridge this summer and at least two current forwards are expected to leave.
Samuel Eto’o is unlikely to be offered a new contract in West London after an average season with the club and also a public falling out with Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach was caught on camera joking about Eto’o’s actual age and the Cameroon international has since responded by dubbing the 51-year-old a ‘fool.’
Then there is Demba Ba, who was third choice at the club last term and despite scoring some important goals against Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, is not considered good enough by Mourinho and is likely to be sold.
Yet despite the fact Costa is set to lead the line for the West Londoners, Torres has been assured by his boss that there is a place for him at the Bridge.
The Spain international still has two years remaining on his current contract, although there has been significant interest in the 30-year-old from Inter Milan.
Torres has failed to live up to the expectations put on him following a British record £50m transfer from Liverpool in January 2011 – with the forward having scored 45 goals in 172 games since.
With Ba and Eto’o both likely to be leaving, Mourinho could well give a chance to Romelu Lukaku next season – with the Belgium international having scored 32 Premier League goals over the past two years during loan spells with West Bromwich Albion and Everton.
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