Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas yesterday backed Fernando Torres to prove his true value at Chelsea after insisting the striker was not for sale at any price -- now or next summer.
Villas-Boas rubbished reports the Blues were considering cutting their losses on the most expensive player ever transferred between British clubs by offloading him for just �20million when the January window reopens.
Villas-Boas said that the man who cost �50million from Liverpool at the start of the year was going nowhere.
"It's not true, I'm sorry," said Villas-Boas, adding Torres would "for sure" be at Stamford Bridge next season.
"He's not available at any price." Torres, 27, has scored only five times for Chelsea and after starting the season as Villas-Boas' first-choice centre-forward, he has found himself relegated to the bench during the last seven weeks.