“So Fernando, you come out of Stamford Bridge, turn right and there’s a bus stop just opposite the newsagent, good luck”.
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted striker Fernando Torres is not for sale “at any price”.
Villas-Boas was responding to the suggestion Torres will be sold during the January transfer window following a frustrating year at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s not true, he is not available at any price,” said the Portuguese.
“We are pretty sure when Fernando is called up he will respond with the quality and talent he has. We have to make the best decisions for the team.”
Torres, bought from Liverpool for £50m in January 2011, has scored only four times in 17 appearances for Chelsea this season.
The Spain international only found the net once in 18 appearances for the Blues last season.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
So that’s the end of that. Or is it? Fernando Torres may not be a player Chelsea are looking to sell ‘at any price’ but what about the player himself? He can’t be happy at watching from the bench week in, week out. We are after all talking about the Premier League’s most expensive player ever and yet it seems that the West London club has well and truly lost patience in the former Liverpool man.
Clearly if asked about whether one of his players is available for sale, Andre Villas-Boas, or indeed any professional football manager, will not state publicly that he is looking to sell. A more informed question to ask the Portugese manager would b “If Fernando Torres is very much part of your plans, why does he rarely get a run of games to prove himself?”.