Jose Mourinho has cast fresh doubt over the future of Fernando Torres by admitting that more could have been expected of him so far at Chelsea.
The Spanish striker earned a £50million switch from Liverpool in January 2011 but at Stamford Bridge he has struggled to replicate the form from his earlier career.
Torres has been linked with a move away from the club this summer but has made it clear that he remains committed to seeing out his contract and wants to impress Mourinho.
But the Portuguese boss says his record at Chelsea is only mediocre and is convinced that owner Roman Abramovich will let him rule on whether the player stays.
Mourinho insists that Abramovich has never interfered in his managerial business and did not force him to buy Andriy Shevchenko during his first spell at the club.
"Torres so far is so-so," said Mourinho. "Somebody could expect more because of his potential, because of what he did before. But not so bad as people sometimes try to say....