Inter move less likely as Torres hints at Chelsea stay

Fernando Torres

Inter are considering a summer bid for Fernando Torres, but the Spaniard has shown signs of committing his future to Chelsea.

Fernando Torres is one of three strikers reported to be on Inter's summer wish list, but he has given an indication that he is happy to remain at Chelsea.

Inter have had a lacklustre season and have suffered from a lack of attacking options with coach Walter Mazzarri admitting he would like to add a striker in the summer.

Reports in Italy suggest that Mazzarri's ideal signing would be Edin Dzeko of Manchester City, but the price tag could be too high and the Nerazzurri face competition from Juventus.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata was also a potential target, but he is said to have refused to consider moving to a club who won't be in next season's Champions League.

Torres may be left as the best option for Inter, who have sent scouts to watch him several times this term and have reportedly entered into informal talks about a loan.

But while Torres' position at Chelsea is not clear and he could be forced out if a big-money striker arrives in June, the ex-Liverpool man seems to be settled in West London.

"We are building good things for the future," Torres said on Chelsea's official TV channel.

"It has been a season to gauge our progress. We have returned to fighting for the Premier League after seasons out of the race and we were in the Champions League semi-final which is better than the season before.

"We are a group of young players who are starting to play as a team. There has been a lot to take away from this season."

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