Chelsea striker Fernando Torres wishes team-mate David Luiz was a Spain international

The Blues forward also hopes Yossi Benayoun comes back to Stamford Bridge from his loan at Arsenal at the end of the season to form an attacking partnership with the Spaniard

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres wishes his team-mate David Luiz was a fellow Spain international.

The Brazilian defender arrived at Stamford Bridge from Benfica in January 2011 for a fee of around £30 million.

Torres revealed that the 24-year-old would be his choice Chelsea player to join the Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup winners squad.

He told the club’s official website: “If I could take one non-Spanish player from Chelsea to join the Spanish national team I would take David Luiz because I think he would be a very good player for us.

The striker has had a tough time finding the back of the net since his arrival at Chelsea last year but Torres insists he and other the Blues players have a great camaraderie, especially the Spanish team-mates.

“All the Spanish players we are friends,” he added. “We have been very successful together so obviously we have a very good relationship.

“I still have contact with my team-mates when I played with Atletico, many years ago, but they are still good friends.

“Especially with Benayoun, he is a really good friend, so hopefully he can join Chelsea after his loan in Arsenal.”

The former Atletico Madrid forward also added that he believes Barcelona will win La Liga this season despite the 10 point gap between the club and current table toppers Real Madrid.

He said: “Real Madrid are in a very good position now but I still believe in Barcelona – they can go through and win their fourth consecutive Spanish tournament.”