Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas Spanish striker Fernando Torres is "not for sale at any price."
The 27-year-old Torres has scored only five goals in 35 appearances international since joining Chelsea from Liverpool for a British transfer record fee of $77.06 million last January.
Reports that Chelsea was prepared to unload him for $30 million prompted Villas-Boas to announce Torres was not for sale.
“It is true: Fernando Torres is not for sale at any price, not now or in the summer,” said Villas-Boas. “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.”