"It's a good sign," said Torres, responding to the press speculation. "The troubling thing will be the year when no-one comes in for me. While important clubs continue to be interested, it means I am continuing to improve."
Asked if his future at Atletico depends on them qualifying for the UEFA Cup, Torres replied: "I've been here for five years and my continuity has never before been based on qualifying for Europe. Today, I am here and think only about my club."