Chelsea striker Fernando Torres insists he would welcome the arrival of Spain team-mate Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.

Costa, 25, is set for a £32m transfer from Atletico Madrid, joining fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas in west London following his £30m move from Barcelona last week.

The arrival of such a prolific striker, who scored 35 goals last season, would greatly increase the pressure on Torres to win a place in Jose Mourinho’s side.

But Torres said: “The level of competition at big clubs should always be very high. People have been saying for some time that Chelsea have signed a striker, and if that’s Diego then it's very welcome.”