Some of the words coming out of Chelsea fan’s mouths here in the Football Transfer Tavern are not even printable after the latest claim from the Daily Mail.
The publication has noted that Fernando Torres will be staying – yes staying – at Stamford Bridge and this has gone down like Diego Costa at the slightest touch – fairly hard.
Given Demba Ba has somehow managed to find himself reprieved, we certainly thought that Torres would be on his way out of the door yet the forward is determined to stick around at the club and has rejected an offer from Inter Milan to do so.
One of our slightly more sceptical punters notes that Torres would not get the wages he is on at Chelsea anywhere else and this may have a fair bit to do with his willingness to stay!
The Spanish forward who has made the final World Cup 23-man cut for Spain may have been criticised by Jose Mourinho from time to time but seems to think that he can prove himself at the club – despite the fact that two forwards are set to arrive this summer.