Chelsea boss rules out move for Torres in January

Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out buying any new Chelsea players in the January transfer window unless forced to do so through injuries.
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Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out buying any new Chelsea players in the January transfer window unless forced to do so through injuries.

The Italian coach, preparing his side for their Champions League, Group F, clash with Spartak Moscow at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, insists that his current squad is good enough to see the Blues through to the end of the season.

Chelsea have been linked with a host of big name players already this season but Ancelotti moved swiftly to dampen any talk of new additions in January - including Liverpool's out of form striker Fernando Torres.

"I always said that Torres is not our aim for the future because we have trust in a lot of young players," said Ancelotti.

"We also have fantastic strikers in Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou. We also have fantastic young players like Daniel Sturridge and Gael Kakuta.

"So, in this moment, we don't really need to have a striker, a fantastic striker, like Fernando Torres.

"We can be competitive in all competitions with this squad. The most important thing is to avoid injury, when possible.

"We have to maintain the squad with all the players fit. This is the most difficult thing to do, but we're trying and working hard to do this, to control the recovery of the players.

"I want to be sure that the players who will be involved in the game tomorrow will be fresh. If everyone stays fit we won't need anyone else. I think we have a fantastic squad."

 
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