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Torres not on Chelsea’s radar, says Ancelotti


CHELSEA’S coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed claims that he was set to make a summer bid for Liverpool’s striker Fernando Torres.

Rumours have circulated that the Italian was keen to swoop for Torres after the Reds failed to qualify for the Champions League this term. However, Ancelotti believes that Torres is “too similar” to what he has already.

When asked whether an approach had been made, Ancelotti told Independent Sport: “No, I don’t think so, because with (Didier) Drogba and (Nicolas) Anelka it’s too similar. Torres is a fantastic player but it’s better to grow players with this ability in the academy.

“We have a very good squad for next season. It’s not an old team, we have players with experience, ability and skills. After the FA Cup final we will have a meeting with Roman (Abramovich) and take a decision about next season.”

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