Chelsea in pole position to sign €50m-rated La Liga centre-back

Pau Torres is facing an uncertain future at Villarreal. Spain international is actively looking for a way out of La Liga giants, with his agent offering him to several top clubs around Europe. Chelsea and Man City are among the teams to have been offered the chance to add Torres this summer.

Juventus have been also approached by Pau’s agent, but the Bianconeri are preoccupied with the pursuit of Gleison Bremer. It puts Chelsea and Man City in a great position to secure the services of the 25-year-old defender, who has enjoyed a swift rise to prominence at the Spanish club.

With a total of 133 competitive games for the Yellow Submarine, the Spanish defender has made a solid impression with his leadership, consistency and technical prowess. Many even regard him as one of the best defenders in Spain, with the Spaniard also one of the frontrunners to spearhead the Furia Roja defence in the upcoming World Cup.

Pau Torres had been a top target for several teams around Europe this summer. Chelsea and Man City as potential destinations for the defender, with the former desperately on the hunt for central defensive reinforcements after the departure of Rudiger and Christensen.

Although Chelsea have recently roped in Koulibaly from Napoli, the German boss wants to add two more top-quality options. The Blues are pressing to add PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe and are competing with Barcelona for the services of Jules Kounde, but in Pau Torres, they may have a perfect alternative.