Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists Chelsea striker Fernando Torres remains a top drawer player.

One of the reasons Rafa Benitez has been hired by Roman Abramovich following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo is to get his former Liverpool striker firing again like he did at Anfield.

Mancini warned: "Fernando had a problem after Liverpool, but he's scored important goals for Chelsea and he won the Champions League with them."