Chelsea‘s Fernando Torres has urged his club to finalise a deal to sign fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, reports Kevin Palmer of the Sunday World.
Speculation has hit its peak in recent days, with various outlets suggesting a deal is close for the ex-Arsenal skipper to join the Blues.
Compatriot Fernando Torres is convinced Fabregas would be a star at Chelsea, suggesting he has the temperament and class to shine on his return to the Premier League.
"Big players are always good signings. We know Cesc, he knows the division and was always among the top players when he was at Arsenal," claimed the Chelsea forward.
"He likes to play good football and will offer ball control, cutting edge, goals... If he's made to feel important, like a leader -- like when he was at Arsenal -- he can drive the team on and he's a type of player Chelsea don't have right now.”
The London outfit’s giant cash offer seems to have tempted the Spaniard, who is set to reject all other options as he completes his return to the English top flight under Jose Mourinho.
Torres also took the opportunity to comment on the expected arrival of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, who he is set to rival for a place in Spain’s starting eleven for the summer World Cup.
The Brazilian-born striker completed a medical ahead of a £32m move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
"He is a strong player who is good with his back to goal, someone who can mix it with defenders and offer another outlet when you're having a hard time in possession," added Torres.
"He has different attributes to our other attacking players, so he gives the coach a different option."
The Spanish national squad will arrive in Brazil as defending champions, having achieved success in the last three major international tournaments.
Vincent Del Bosque’s squad won back-to-back European Championships either side of their 2010 World Cup victory in South Africa.