Fernando Torres was yesterday being quizzed by Chelsea over an interview in which he appeared to criticise his own teammates.
Torres spoke to the official website of Spain's Primera Liga last week, with an English translation later appearing on the striker's personal website.
Torres, who has endured a miserable run in front of goal since his �50million move from Liverpool, was quoted as branding Chelsea's "older" players as "very slow", and hailing new teammate Juan Mata as a necessary signing.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas, who is pondering whether to recall the Spaniard for today's Champions League opener against Bayer Leverkusen, sought an explanation from Torres, who claimed his words were not translated accurately on his own website.
Chelsea were yesterday seeking to obtain a copy of the interview in its original Spanish and Villas-Boas revealed he would warn Torres not to speak so candidly about the club in future if the translation did stand up. He said: "We are going in-depth to regain the tape of that interview."