Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres
Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres has insisted that he is happy at Stamford Bridge and is already looking forward to next season.
Torres was reportedly unhappy in west London following a tough season which culminated in him being left out of the starting lineup for the Champions League final in Munich.
But the Spaniard confirmed he has held discussions with the club's hierarchy and is now excited for the challenge ahead next term.
"My goal was to talk to them at the end of the season," Torres told his official website. "I needed to know what plans they had for me.
"We've talked and now I have no doubt what they expect of Fernando Torres. I just want to start already next season."
With Didier Drogba set to leave Chelsea in the summer, Torres will be expected to step into the Ivorian's shoes, and the former Liverpool man spoke of his pride at having played with him.
"Didier is a club legend and what he has decided is respectable," Torres told the website. "I can only wish him the best and I feel proud to have shared so much with him.
"I want to play with the best and he is one of the best. I do not understand why it has to be one or the other and not both."
Torres again affirmed his happiness at Stamford Bridge and insisted he will be determined to succeed following a "roller-coaster" campaign that saw him go 24 hours without scoring a competitive goal.
"At Chelsea I am very happy and I never said the opposite," the striker said, according to the site. "I still have a lot to do at this club, to meet personal goals, to have the confidence to return."