Spanish newspaper AS today features an interesting story on the recent rumours that link Ferran Torres to Newcastle United.

The article starts by highlighting how happy the winger is that he managed to overcome many obstacles and succeed at Barcelona. It’s said he’s fully focused on doing well at the Euros and then return to Camp Nou for a great season.

That’s why his entourage is said to ‘see with astonishment’ the news about Newcastle’s attempt to sign him this summer.

With rumours talking about an offer from the Magpies worth €15m plus €5m in bonuses, it’s said that seems ‘unreal’, as he’s supposed to be worth much more. That also discredited for coming from a club who won’t be playing European competitions next season.

It’s said Torres ‘doesn’t understand’ why that offer was leaked, as it doesn’t sound like a possibility for his future.

The insinuation throughout the article is that it was a source connected to Barcelona which leaked the offer, whether the Newcastle bid was real or otherwise, to try and build the idea of an exit this summer.