Torres: Chelsea need Cesc

Fernando Torres would welcome Spain colleague Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea, saying the Blues need a player like the Barcelona midfielder.

Fabregas has been strongly linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer and a return to the Premier League is said to be likely.

Chelsea are understood to be Fabregas’ most likely destination and Torres believes the former Arsenal captain would become an important player under Jose Mourinho.

“Great players are always good signings and we already know Cesc,” Marca reports Torres as saying.

“Cesc already knows [the Premier League] and was always one of the best players when he was at Arsenal.

“He controls the ball, creates assists, scores goals…if he is made to feel important and a leader as he was at Arsenal he would be very good and he is a player Chelsea need.”

Diego Costa has also been mentioned in connection with Chelsea and Torres spoke highly of the Atletico Madrid forward.

“He is always hungry. Diego is a strong player who plays well with his back to goal, he can fight and brings different options when things are not easy in possession,” Torres said.

“He has different qualities to the other players in attack and is an option for [Vicente Del Bosque].”

Costa was forced off early in the Champions League final, while Torres told of the pain of seeing his first club beaten by Real Madrid.

“I think the final was very cruel the way it went,” he lamented. “When you come so close you remember the ghosts of the past and the [1974] final against Bayern Munich.

“Atletico didn’t deserve the final to go like that, but that’s football. It didn’t do justice to the work Atletico put in all season.”

Torres also looked ahead to the World Cup, insisting that Spain’s players want to win as much as ever.

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