Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ancelloti rules out Torres move

CARLO Ancelotti has ­delivered a sensational snub to Fernando Torres by ­insisting: We don’t need you at Chelsea.

The Blues boss’s remarks come at the end of a week in which his club have been heavily linked with an ­ £80million summer swoop for the ­unsettled Liverpool ace.

But, according to Ancelotti, a deal for Torres is a non-starter as he is more than happy with his present strikeforce of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

The pair have cracked 47 goals ­between them this season while firing Chelsea to the brink of a first-ever Premier League and FA Cup Double.

And Ancelotti is adamant that, ­rather than break up the red-hot ­partnership – and blow millions on a player surplus to requirements – he would prefer to unearth a new Torres from within Chelsea’s considerable ranks of young talent.

On the eve of their crunch home clash with Wigan, the ex-AC Milan coach said: “We won’t be interested in Torres over the summer because we already have Drogba and Anelka here.

“And when we have these two ­players at the club, I don’t think there is any need to go for him.

“I think Torres is a fantastic player but I believe for any club it is much better to grow and develop this sort of player in your own academy.”

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