While Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is a priority signing for Manchester United, reports coming from the British press have stated the Red Devils are also looking to bring in a new centre-back to play alongside Harry Maguire.
Villarreal’s Pau Torres has been identified as one of the targets for the Old Trafford club. He’s also on Barcelona’s radar.
Mundo Deportivo state the Blaugrana’s technical leaders ‘like’ the defender, and they recently established contacts to ask about his contractual situation.
It’s claimed Villarreal are demanding €65m, and have no desire to provide discounts or take any Barca players as part of a deal to lower the cost of the operation.
The price tag is not the only problem Barcelona will face to sign the Spaniard, as the newspaper explains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s also ‘want to sign’ him this summer.
According to the report, the Premier League giants have not lost track of the player, and they ‘plan an offensive’ to sign Torres.
Manchester United’s interest, coupled with Villarreal’s €65m demand, has made it a ‘difficult operation’ for Barcelona to secure Torres’ services.