Villas-Boas claimed he was even prepared to tolerate another year of failure from the £50million man, rubbishing reports the Blues were considering cutting their losses by selling Torres for £20million when the transfer window opens.
Torres is in danger of being branded the most expensive flop in football history, having scored just five goals for Chelsea since his January move from Liverpool.
Villas-Boas made the 27-year-old his number one striker after taking charge at Stamford Bridge this summer but after a brief flurry of four goals in four games, Torres lost his place to Didier Drogba.
Reports this week claimed Chelsea had already lost patience with the man who holds the transfer record between British clubs but Villas-Boas insisted on Thursday Torres was "not for sale at any price", now or next summer.
Indeed, the Blues boss insisted he was on a mission to ensure Torres came good, even if the striker's struggles continued until this time next season.
"I think so," Villas-Boas said.
"This is a talent that is never in doubt.
"So we have to be very, very patient and I'm sure that we can turn this around."
Villas-Boas, who last month admitted he and his coaching staff would have failed if they did not make Torres a success, added: "We'll have to continue to push.
"That's one of the prerogatives of the manager, to try to get the best out of everybody.
"It takes time."
Torres looks set to be given that time when Drogba goes on African Nations Cup duty in January.
But With Drogba's recall having played a major part in Chelsea's revival in recent weeks, Villas-Boas can ill-afford to drop the Ivory Coast star in favour of a player who he admitted was lacking "belief" and "confidence".
Villas-Boas revealed Torres was performing increasingly well in training and the hope appears to be that he carries this into whatever playing time he is given over the Christmas period, something that would help ensure he is not struggling when he gets another extended run in the side.
Villas-Boas was confident Torres would rediscover his form but admitted he needed goals to do so.
"I think it comes with self-confidence and motivation and hitting the back of the net," he said.
"This was happening for Fernando in the first two or three months of the season.
"It has been Didier's run at the moment but we are pretty sure that Fernando will return strongly again."
He added: "A player who wears the number nine lives for goals and a player who is a striker lives for goals.
"Didier and Fernando and (Romelu) Lukaku and (Nicolas) Anelka can tell you exactly that.
"Strikers are the most selfish people in the world and they rightly so because they like to put the ball in the back of the net.
"This will help his motivation eventually."
There have been suggestions Chelsea and Torres are simply incompatible, with the former so used to playing to Drogba's strengths and the latter accustomed to teams playing to his own.
Villas-Boas said: "There's always that misconception in football, that when somebody's not working it is because at the other team where he was before, everybody played for him. I'm not sure if that's correct."
He added: "Fernando has different things to offer from Didier and requires a different type of game.
"The team has the ability to adapt to the different circumstances.
"It was the same with Lukaku and the same with Anelka, and the same with (Daniel) Sturridge.
"Their natural, technical abilities require different types of game.
"Fernando is a very, very mobile player, likes the flanks - left flank - to come in, likes balls in behind, is a player who also comes short between the lines with good technical ability to lay off the ball to his colleagues."
Villas-Boas insisted Torres' torment was not a source of frustration for him personally, provided the team was winning.
"For me, it's indifferent who puts it in the back of the net," he said.
"We want Chelsea to be top of the league as soon as possible and that's what we try to focus on."
When it was put to him that predecessor Carlo Ancelotti's failure to get Torres firing might have contributed to him losing his job, Villas-Boas joked: "You will have to ask the owner that question."