Man United held negotiations with €40m-rated La Liga centre-back

Man United have been mentioned as among the suitors for the possible transfer of Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres. The 23-year-old centre-back has impressed in La Liga in recent times and seems like a footballer who could soon make the step up to a bigger club.

Pau linked with the Red Devils in recent times, with Man United undoubtedly in need of a new signing to bolster at centre-back after Harry Maguire’s struggles alongside unconvincing partners Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Torres is now being linked with the Gunners as well in a report, though they also suggest that Real Madrid have pushed ahead in the race for his signature, with a deal likely to cost nearly €50m.

The London giants will surely hope to stay competitive in this transfer battle, with Arsenal surely in need of upgrades on unconvincing performers like David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi at the defence.

Spain international would likely be an upgrade, and it would be a big boost for Arsenal if they could beat top-four rivals Red Devils to his signature. However, it perhaps seems more likely at the moment that Pau will be heading to Real Madrid, where he could be an ideal long-term successor to Sergio Ramos.