Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has offered personal assurances to Fernando Torres that he's in his plans for next season.

Torres has enjoyed mixed fortunes at Stamford Bridge since his £50million move from Liverpool two and a half years ago, and was linked with moves to Italy and home to La Liga earlier this summer.

But he will be given a chance by Mourinho - even if he is fully aware that Chelsea remain in the hunt for a big-name strike signing, says the Mirror.