Atletico Madrid's Torres welcomes fresh Premiership interest

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has welcomed fresh interest from the Premiership.

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all waiting for this weekend's last round of Liga games in Spain before launching a bid to prise Torres away from Atletico.

"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."

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