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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho maintains that striker Fernando Torres still has a future at the club if his form improves, reports Andrew Dillon of The Sun (subscription required).
The £50 million forward looked out of sorts in his substitute appearance for the Blues in the Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
But Mourinho is quoted as saying:
Torres has a future—if he wants to improve, obviously. I think everyone wants to improve and Chelsea wants to improve. That’s normal.
Does he have a future? Yes. He has a contract, he’s professional and works hard for the team.
We want him to score more goals. He wants to score more as well it’s not just me. But yes, he has a future.
During his period here he had moments. Some of them, important moments. But long periods performing week-in, week-out, he’s not had a lot. So stability in his performance he’s not had.
But moments and important goals, despite not scoring a lot at Chelsea, he’s always had these.
He’s a good professional and he tries to do his best. People that give everything, you can never blame or complain. He gives everything and is a good professional on and off the pitch, he tries his best. We want more, obviously.
He’s the first to want more. I respect him and he deserves to be respected.
Meanwhile, John Cross of the Daily Mirror claims PSG are preparing to offer almost double the £19 million Chelsea paid in a transfer move for Oscar.