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Mourinho: Torres return to Chelsea impossible

ESPN staff
December 12, 2014
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Jose Mourinho has ruled out Fernando Torres returning to Chelsea from his loan move to AC Milan, stating it is "impossible".

It was agreed in the summer that Torres would play out the last two years of his Stamford Bridge contract at Milan, but his poor form and high wages have already led to speculation that Milan will look to off-load him.

Mourinho denied both the story and that he would return to Chelsea, stating there is simply no space in his squad.

Fernando Torres has scored one goal in 10 Serie A appearances for AC Milan © Getty Images

"No," he said, before being asked whether it was true that Milan are seeking to end the deal. "I don't know but he's on loan for two seasons at AC Milan. He's our player but he's on loan. We have no space for players in the list. Either in the Champions League or Premier League. That's an impossible picture.

"But I have to say, nobody from AC Milan made contact with us thinking about that possibility, so probably nothing is true and, more than possibly, he's happy at Milan and Milan to have him."

Mourinho also ruled out a January exit for Petr Cech, with the goalkeeper set to stand in for the injured Thibaut Courtois against Hull on Saturday.

"I don't think it's possible. I read a couple of weeks ago his agent saying no chance of leaving Chelsea in January," said Mourinho.

"That plus the fact that I have no info about any offer to him makes me believe 100% that he's staying. I repeat again. I'm so happy we have this fantastic situation with the goalkeepers."

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