Torres to stay with Liverpool next season, says agent

London: Liverpool`s prospects of retaining the services of striker Fernando Torres have been boosted after the player`s agent said that Torres has no desire to leave the club.

"For the moment I can assure fans that Fernando will continue at Liverpool next season," The Sun quoted Jose Antonio Peton, Torres` manager, as saying.

Torres had earlier emerged as a 50 million-pound rated transfer target for Manchester City and Chelsea.

However, despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of Liverpool manager Rafael Benmtez and the club`s ability to strengthen the Anfield squad, Peton said that Torres remains happy at the club.

"Everything is down to Liverpool`s attitude, but for the time being, Fernando is happy at the club and has a good contract," Peton said.

"Liverpool have not spoken to us about his future, so he is just concentrating on playing at the World Cup," he added.