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Diego Costa hoping Torres stays with Chelsea

Diego Costa hopes new Chelsea teammate Fernando Torres chooses to stay.

Costa is preparing to fight Torres for a starting role, even though Chelsea have been trying to offload his Spain team-mate.

Inter Milan and Torres's former club Atletico Madrid both expressed an interest but his £175,000-a-week salary has proved a major obstacle.

Costa said: "It's always good to have competition. The important thing for a big club is having great players. Torres is a great player, I know I will have to fight hard to be among the team but I like that. So I think it will be a clean and healthy competition."

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