As he comes to the end of his 18-month loan spell, Torres confirms he wants to spend the rest of his career at Atletico.

Fernando Torres has revealed he is in talks with Atletico Madrid about extending his stay with his boyhood club.

Torres’ 18-month loan deal from Milan expires at the end of the current campaign, but after a disappointing start to the season, he has hit a rich vein of form in recent months, scoring nine goals in his last 15 appearances and helping Atletico reach the Champions League final.

His form has prompted speculation about a return to the Spain national team for this summer’s Euro 2016 finals.

“I don’t like to talk [about a Spain recall for Euro 2016] because everything has been misinterpreted, and it seems worse when you try to clarify things,” he told EFE.

“The reality is that I’ve never had a problem with the national team.

“They’ve always been a source of pride for me and I’ve never left the team.

“I’ve gone two years without being in the team and I know I haven’t been in [Vicente del Bosque’s] squads.

“I don’t feel part of the team because I’ve gone two years without being involved.

“It would be a surprise [if I was called up], but I’m still available for selection.

“I’ve played 110 games [for Spain], and it’s difficult to have more commitment than I do.

“I hope to stay [at Atleti] for many years and hopefully I can stay forever at where I want to be, which is Atletico.

“There are talks [over a new deal] and good will, which is important to me, but I still think it’s secondary.

“We have the game of our lives [the Champions League final] before then, but it’s true that we’ve begun talks and I like that.”