Torres set for crunch talks with Mourinho over Chelsea future

The Spain international will meet with the returning manager this week in a bid to clarify his role at the club, insisting he is keen to become "number one" in his position
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has revealed he is set for crunch talks with new manager Jose Mourinho over his Stamford Bridge future.

The Premier League outfit have seen a player-plus-cash bid for Napoli star Edinson Cavani involving the Spaniard rejected, while the club failed in a bid to sign Radamel Falcao following Monaco's big-money offer.

In addition, Chelsea have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign forward Andre Schurrle, while Romelu Lukaku is keen to stake a first-claim next season, but Torres insists he wants to see out his contract.

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"He will explain to me what he thinks and I will tell him what I feel," Torres told AS. "I want to stay, to honour the contract I signed, keep doing things right and I want to be the number one in my position again.

"Moreover, I think there is no better place than Chelsea to do that, especially with the arrival of Mourinho. I just think that every striker that has played with him has enjoyed success."

Torres joined Chelsea in a deal worth £50 million in January 2011, but has struggled for consistency since; scoring once in his first six months at the club and just 34 goals in total.

The striker, though, feels the arrival of Mourinho for a second spell at Stamford Bridge could bring the best out of him following a six-trophy haul during his first stint at the club.

Torres added: "Mourinho has won more than most of us. Now it's a new challenge for me and I'm looking forward to facing it.

"I don't think he has a bad relationship with all Spanish people. He left Spain angry with the Spanish media, not the players."