Jose Mourinho says Fernando Torres has another half a season to prove he can re-find his goalscoring form before Chelsea look to buy another striker.
Speculation has been rife that the Blues number nine, scorer of just his fourth Premier League goal of the season at Hull on Saturday, could face additional competition from a new signing in January.
However Mourinho has ruled-out a swoop for another target man, saying that he and the club are currently doing all they can to get the most out of the Spaniard.
"Fernando is calm,” said the Blues boss. “He knows that we are not going to go into the market in January.
“He knows that in the summer a club like Chelsea is always trying to improve, get new players in, but he knows that we like him, support him, there are no problems with Torres.”
Asked if Chelsea would like to see more goals from their strikers, Mourinho said: “Everyone needs strikers to score the goals.
"If you have players from other positions that can score important number of goals, then that is better.
“If you have a Frank Lampard, it's better, if you can have a Eden Hazard it's better. But the strikers normally score the goals.”
Come the end of the season, Torres will be aged 30, with two years remaining of his five and a half year Chelsea contract.