Manchester City have made a ‘strong effort’ to sign winger Ferran Torres from Valencia and may include youth prospect Yangel Herrera as part of the deal.

Torres has been heavily linked with a move to the Eithad for several weeks, with City on the hunt for a winger to replace the departed Leroy Sané.

The Valencia starlet fits the bill and several reports today indicate that a move is now on the cards for the 20-year-old.

SportBild were the first to report on a deal, explaining that Borussia Dortmund have given up on the winger as he already has an agreement with Manchester City.

Marca have also covered the situation and say that the winger ‘seems to be living out his final days’ at the La Liga club and City have made a ‘strong effort’ to sign him.

Indeed, they have already offered €35m for his signature, and are contemplating including youngster Yangel Herrera as part of the deal, with Valencia having shown interest in him previously.

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Los Che are open to selling Torres this summer as he is in the final year of his deal and they have failed to reach an agreement over an extension.

However, it seems they are hoping for more than City are currently willing to pay given the player has a €100m release clause in his contract.

Marca have contacted ‘representatives and sports directors’ who say his value is between €40-50m.

Their stance is very much that the clubs have some negotiating to do on the asking price, but Super Deporte are far more confident on that front.

They say that Torres is increasingly likely to leave this summer and Valencia and Manchester City have ‘made contact’ about a move.

Negotiations between them are ‘progressing’ and while City are yet to match Valencia’s asking price they are getting ‘closer and closer’ to doing so.

They initially offered €20m plus bonuses, but that was turned down, with Valencia determined to secure a price above €40m.

Unlike Marca, though, they insist that there will be no City player – Herrera is mentioned explicitly – involved in the deal, with Peter Lim making it clear that he will not ‘mix operations’.

The relationship between the two clubs is good though, and that plus a ‘very strong’ commitment from Pep Guardiola has put City ahead of the competition for his signature.