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Chelsea boss says Torres not for sale

  • Reuters, Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:24 PM

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.”

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