Chelsea are entering the race for Villarreal’s Pau Torres with Manchester United and Barcelona also linked
Chelsea are entering the race for defender Pau Torres – who has a £ 45 million release clause in his Villarreal deal – with Manchester United and Barcelona also linked to moves
- Center-back Pau Torres has impressed La Liga side Villarreal this season
- The 23-year-old has another three years on his deal alongside a £ 45 million release clause
- Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, Man United and Man City are reportedly interested
- Blues boss Frank Lampard has seen his side ship score 44 goals in the Premier League
Chelsea are among a number of European clubs that keep an eye on Pau Torres of Villarreal.
Torres, the 23-year-old central defender, has sparked interest across the continent after impressing during his first full season in La Liga.
A large number of clubs, including Manchester, Arsenal and Barcelona, have been associated with a step forward in the summer of the transfer window.
Four Premier League clubs and Barcelona are said to be interested in Villarreal’s Pau Torres
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard has conceded his team a disturbing 44 goals so far this season
Torres has a release clause of around £ 45 million in his contract, which has three years to go. Villarreal should likely lower their asking price if Torres moves in the coming months.
Chelsea have already removed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig for next season, and the Blues also hope to capture the transfer of Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.
Villarreal is fifth in La Liga after a good season, three points away from the Champions League places
Burnley is the only Premier League team to have scored more goals than Chelsea’s 44 this season.
The back four is an area Frank Lampard wants to sign reinforcements, with Chelsea having money to spend after FIFA’s two-window transfer ban.
Torres have helped his side win and keep the zero in five of their last six League games