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Football: Mourinho ready for life without Torres

Published on Aug 29, 2014 11:18 PM

COBHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - Jose Mourinho insisted Friday he wanted to keep Fernando Torres at Chelsea, but admitted he would allow the striker to leave Stamford Bridge if the right deal can be done.

Torres has been linked with a move to AC Milan during this month's transfer window after finding himself third choice striker behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge this season.

Chelsea manager Mourinho, though, insisted the Spain forward - signed from Liverpool for a then-British record fee of £50 million (S$103 million) in January 2011 - has not yet told him he wants to leave.

The Portuguese boss has declared himself happy with the balance of his squad and maintains he does not want to make changes before the Sept 1 deadline, although he is adamant he needs three forwards.

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