Marca has reported that Barcelona are interested in potentially signing Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
It appears that Chelsea are winning the race to sign Jules Koundé from Sevilla after submitting a bid of €64.7 million.
The Catalan outfit are still in the market looking for a new centre-back to bolster their backline.
Pau Torres was a key player in the Villarreal side that managed to reach the Champions League semi-final last season, which has attracted the attention of some of the best teams in Europe.
He had been previously linked with a move to Manchester United but is unlikely to move to Old Trafford after the Premier League club signed left-sided centre-back Lisandro Martínez from Ajax.
Barcelona coach Xavi is a big fan of the Spanish defender, who may be interested in moving to a club that will guarantee him Champions League football.
Since the start of the 2019/20 season, the Spanish defender has cemented himself as one of the best centre-backs in La Liga, in addition to becoming a regular in the Spanish national team.