ABOVE: The striker is aware of shock reports in Spain about a £17m bid for him by Barcelona
We are ignoring the rumours. Fernando has a contract with Chelsea. This is the reality
FERNANDO TORRES is seeking showdown talks with Jose Mourinho about his future at Chelsea.
And Torres wants to find out in the next week exactly where he stands under new Blues boss Mourinho.
Torres refused to answer questions about his future yesterday in New York, where he is with Spain preparing for the Confederations Cup, which kicks off this weekend in Brazil.
But a source close to the player said: “We are ignoring the rumours. Fernando has a contract with Chelsea. This is the reality.”
It is understood his stance has not changed since he gave a lukewarm response about the Spaniard at his press conference on Monday.
Torres, who still has three years left on his current deal, said: “I will wait until the end of the Confederations Cup, then I will speak with him.
“I think he deserves that respect from me.
“That respect starts by speaking with him face to face and deciding what is the best for all of us.”