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Torres going nowhere Mourinho asserts

TORRES-COLELONDON, August 1- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling Fernando Torres and says he is happy with the three strikers at his disposal.

Mourinho has overhauled his attacking options during the current transfer window, bringing in Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid while former Blues star Didier Drogba made his return to Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Samuel Eto’o was released at the end of last season, with Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku signing for Besiktas and Everton respectively this month.

Torres has long been linked with a return to the Vicente Calderon, having spent the better part of 12 years with Atleti before making the switch to England with Liverpool in July 2007.

The Spain international has struggled for form since moving to the English capital in January 2011 for £50 million, and managed just 11 goals from 41 appearances in all competitions for the west Londoners last term.

However, Mourinho still appears to have faith in Torres and insists his strike-force will remain intact going into the new campaign, while adding that the acquisitions of Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis have given his squad more strength in depth.

“Three strikers is fundamental in a squad and we have three strikers. Fernando, Didier and Diego so one of them is not [going] for sure,” the Portuguese tactician told Sky Sports.

“We are so happy with the squad we have. We feel that the correct squad is exactly this type of squad we have, with people like Didier and John Terry, but at the same time people like [Andreas] Christensen and [Nathan] Ake.

“We have the squad we want and, I repeat, the club was fantastic in the way they worked so hard and so fast to get Diego, Filipe and Fabregas.

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“The perfect squad would be with this 18 players, not 17 or 16, but rules are rules and we are working hard, even here, for not to have these kind of problems in the future.

“[We want] to have more English players in our squad which we are going to have in the future but in this moment we are still in the middle of this process.”

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