Fernando Torres: It’s clear Mourinho wants a new striker at Chelsea

The Spaniard has admitted that he has suffered a dip in form but said he is determined to show his worth for club and country.

Fernando Torres was a surprise inclusion in Spain’s World Cup squad for some, with the Chelsea forward struggling at club level in 2013-14.

The Blues had a season without silverware, with the Spaniard, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o struggling to get the goals required to land a major trophy.

Torres’ future is still unclear, with Romelu Lukaku returning to Stamford Bridge and talk of a move for Diego Costa this summer.

The former Liverpool attacker has admitted that he is aware that Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his attacking ranks but has pledged to work hard for the west London club.

“It is clear that he is looking for a new striker next season,” Torres told So Foot.

“The situation is difficult because he is not happy with our performances. I am going to continue to work to make him change his mind.

“Today I am a different player; I am not the player of old where I was a guaranteed starter.

“At one point I even found myself watch my goals to understand what had changed.

“When you are on the bench you have to fight against a lot of things, sometimes against yourself.”

Torres has been linked with a move elsewhere this summer, with talk that Inter Milan and former club Atletico Madrid are interested in signing him.

The attacker will hope to play in this summer’s World Cup but is in no way guaranteed a place given the quality in Spain’s ranks.

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