All Channels

Ancelotti: Torres was my buy

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Roman Abramovich is "too intelligent" to try to force him to play Fernando Torres.

Rumours persist the £50million signing of Torres was one of Abramovich's whims, something Ancelotti has always denied. But the idea gathered momentum when - despite completely outshining his strike partner - Didier Drogba was substituted instead of the Spaniard in Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat to Manchester United.

Asked if he feared Abramovich's reaction were he to leave Torres out on Tuesday, the Italian said: "No, I never thought that. Roman's so intelligent, he'd never ask me not to do this."

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
lukie1222025d ago

Abramovich is thinking right, give him a chance and he will score sooner or later....

Sahil2023d ago

I still don't think Torres is ancelotti's buy. I thin abrahimovic was obsessional about buying torres.

GJ232018d ago

Abramovich probably told him to say it or he'll be fired. Dont think Torres is Ancelotti's type of player

Sahil2018d ago

Yeah, it was a force buy.. Abrahimovic wanted Torres to play in the second leg too, don't know what's happening at chelsea.