£50m striker will not be forced out of Stamford Bridge by new arrivals.
Fernando Torres has insisted he does not feel threatened by Chelsea’s attempts to sign a new striker this summer, reports the Daily Star.
The Blues have been linked with a host of big name forwards, most notably Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, while Newcastle front man Demba Ba arrived at Stamford Bridge for £7m in January.
Torres has endured another difficult campaign for the Blues, netting just seven league goals in 32 appearances.
The 29-year-old Spaniard has been more impressive in Europe, however, managing to net 7 times during Chelsea’s participation in the Champions League and Europa League.
Falcao, meanwhile, boasts a staggering 28 goals in 33 outings for the La Liga club and the Colombian is valued at close to £55m.
Torres, however, insists he is used to competition and will not be forced out of the club.
“Since I came here only top players have come, so it would not be a surprise,” the former Liverpool striker said.
“Big names are always being related with Chelsea. You cannot stop that. Every player is welcome, every top player.”
Torres was unhappy at playing second fiddle to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba last season but feels that, despite the arrival of Ba, the club have made good on their promise to install him as the number one striker this term.
“Things change and you can see this season I’ve been the main striker.
“Then Demba came, but I really think the club always told me the truth. They have hopes of me. They trust in me. They still don’t say the opposite. I know I want to stay here.
“If they change their minds it’s a different question but the relationship between me and the club is always very straight.
“I would like to be involved in this team for the next few years.”