Diego Simeone has cast doubt over Fernando Torres staying at Atletico Madrid beyond the end of the season.

With the arrival of Diego Costa in January, Torres has fallen further down the Atletico pecking order with Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro also vying for a starting role.

Torres' contract expires at the end of the season and asked whether he would try to convince him to stay beyond this campaign, Simeone said 'no', according to AS.

The 33-year-old has only started two La Liga games for Atletico this season and has scored five goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.