Hiddink cools Torres link

Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guus Hiddink has dismissed speculation that the club are planning a summer move for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

The Spain international has struggled to recapture his best form since his £50 million move from Liverpool in January 2011, leading to reports that the European Champions may try to offload the 28-year-old in the near future.

The Russian club have been linked with Torres in recent newspaper reports. However, Hiddink has moved quick to play down the rumours.

Speaking ahead of his side's Europa League match with Newcastle United, he said: "Well it's interesting. With Anzhi it means that it's always 'oh the club has a lot of money', or 'the club has a lot of prestige'.

"Everyone is linked who wants to make a move, or an agent who wants to make a move. It's a game. As journalists, you know better... Maybe not better, but equally as coaches do.

"Players or agents have sometimes interests to be linked to other clubs, or to get a better contract on their own or whatsoever. You know what will happen. As long as there's nothing official from our side I can assure you there is no single approach to any player at this moment."

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