Carlo Ancelloti : "I Do Not Want Fernando Torres at Chelsea"

Shree Ganesh RajendranContributor IIJuly 18, 2010

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 10:  Fernando Torres of Spain looks on during a Spain training session, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, at Soccer City Stadium on July 10, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelloti has played down talks that the Premier League champions would go for a club and British record transfer for Liverpool goal-machine Fernando Torres.

It was reported in the last couple of days that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to pay cash-strapped Liverpool a massive sum of £50million for World Cup-winner Torres.

However their Italian manager, Ancelotti seems to be satisfied with the current crop of forwards they have which include last season's Golden Boot winner, Didier Drogba.

Ancelloti said : "I don't think we need any other strikers. Nothing has changed, because in the next few days (Didier) Drogba, (Nicolas) Anelka and (Salomon) Kalou will return —and we have (Daniel) Sturridge."

Now, this should come as a huge relief for Liverpool fans worldwide as the future of star players Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano have yet to be resolved but with Chelsea now not keen on El Nino , we can be quietly happy.

But this still does not mean that Torres would be staying in Anfield as the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid can pounce anytime and spoil Liverpool's summer plans.

Even Torres himself has yet to commit himself to Liverpool even though he has held talks with new manager, Roy Hodgson.

He just needs to step up like club captain Steven Gerrard and pledge his future to the Reds and not just remain quiet as he is doing now.

This next month or so would be crucial to Liverpool as they seek to get back up among the top four teams in the league and quality new faces would be needed to spur the challenge.

Young prospect, Emiliano Insua has already moved to Fiorentina and what Liverpool fans can do now is just hope that the stars do not follow suit.