Torres has no departure plans

  • Last Updated: June 8 2013, 11:08 BST

Fernando Torres says he has no intention of leaving Chelsea and is looking forward to working under Jose Mourinho.

Fernando Torres:  Intends to see out contract at Stamford Bridge
Fernando Torres: Intends to see out contract at Stamford Bridge

Speculation ahead of the summer transfer window has once again suggested that Torres could be tempted to try his luck away from Stamford Bridge after a testing two-and-a-half years in west London.

Fernando Torres

9. Fernando Torres

Title Number
Appearances 9 (11)
Goals 3
Assists 3
Yellows 1
Reds 0
*Current Season

The Spain international is, however, tied to a long-term contract and he claims to be willing to honour that agreement.

Torres has no issue with reports that Chelsea are looking to bring in further striking reinforcements, with Napoli's Edinson Cavani said to be a top target, with it healthy for top clubs to have competition for places.

He is also ready to give his all for Mourinho, with the Portuguese tactician having returned to Chelsea for a second spell as coach.

Torres said: "I'm looking forward to the chance of working with Jose.

"It is the same every summer, there is talk and rumours every day.

"When I signed for Chelsea I signed for five-and-a-half years and I want to be there for all of that."

Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic is another relishing the opportunity to work for Mourinho, with Chelsea being hotly tipped to challenge for domestic and European honours once again next season.

Ivanovic, who was signed four months after Mourinho's first spell came to a close, said: "I'm so happy because it is a pleasure to work with one of the best and most successful managers in the world.

"I know it's going to be hard, but I'm happy and look forward to that.

"He is the best for what we can expect at Chelsea. Everyone who loves the club is so excited. A lot of fans will be so happy."

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