£20m striker's agent reveals Torres will be staying at Chelsea

The agent of Mattia Destro says the Blues are interested in signing him - but claims reports of a swap deal are false.

The Roma striker has reportedly attracted Chelsea's interest and is rated at around £20 million.

Indeed, reports this morning have suggested that the west London side would like to offload Fernando Torres in the other direction.

But the agent of Destro has denied any claims of a potential swap deal, suggesting that the Italy striker would prefer to stay at Roma.

He did, though, state that Chelsea are interested in the 23-year-old.

"It's true that Chelsea are interested in Mattia," Destro's agent told Press Association Sport.

"But the reports regarding a swap deal have no foundation, it's all speculation.

"Roma don't want to sell Mattia and Mattia prefers to remain at Roma."

Torres has endured a frustrating time at Stamford Bridge since joining the Blues from Liverpool for £50 million in January of 2011.

The arrival of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba this summer, meanwhile, seems to have pushed him further down the pecking order.

If Destro's agent is to be believed, however, the Spaniard will remain at Chelsea for the forthcoming campaign. Atletico Madrid were previously thought to be interested in re-signing the 30-year-old but have since recruited Mario Mandzukic.

Roma, then, appear Torres' only option for now. Either that or staying in west London, of course.

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