Ancelotti confirms Chelsea transfer plans settled after FA Cup final

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed transfer talks will be held with club chiefs after the FA Cup final.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed transfer talks will be held with club chiefs after the FA Cup final.

Ancelotti is placing his own stamp of ownership on the side which Jose Mourinho still refers to as "my team".

That process will continue on the Monday after the FA Cup final, when he will sit down with Roman Abramovich and his lieutenants, Ron Gourlay and Eugene Tenenbaum, to discuss his transfer plans for the summer.

And while Abramovich is said to be convinced of the benefits of adding Fernando Torres to the squad, which might be expected to cost about £70million, Ancelotti insists he does not need the Liverpool striker.

"Torres is a fantastic player, but I don’t think we would move for him because we have Didier Drogba, and Nicolas Anelka,’ he said. ‘It’s difficult to think about Torres with Anelka and Drogba.

"After the FA Cup final, we will have a meeting with the club, with Roman, and together we will take a decision about next season. I know what we need. I think that this club can invest money for players if it is necessary. We are able to do this; if it’s not necessary, we can keep the money. Signing players is not the most important thing, as I think we have a very good squad for next season."