DEVIL IN DISGUISE Man Utd join Chelsea in Pau Torres transfer race as they consider triggering £51m release clause for Villarreal defender

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly shortlisted Villarreal defender Pau Torres as a potential summer target.


Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

Reinforcements are expected in the upcoming transfer window after a shocking season at Old Trafford.

DEVIL IN DISGUISE Man Utd join Chelsea in Pau Torres transfer race as they consider triggering £51m release clause for Villarreal defender
Pau Torres is a summer transfer target for Manchester United and has previously been linked with Chelsea Credit: Getty

At the back Raphael Varane has struggled since arriving from Real Madrid, while Harry Maguire has been subject to much criticism.

Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are also expected to leave the club at the end of the season, meaning defensive additions are required.

And Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Manchester United have bookmarked Torres as one of three or four potential new centre-back options.

The 25-year-old Spaniard has a £51million release clause in his contract.

The Red Devils have not tabled anything concrete as of yet as they are waiting for Erik ten Hag to take up his position as head coach.

Possible changes in the boardroom also mean negotiations with the LaLiga side over a deal for Torres are yet to get underway.

United though are set to face stiff competition for his signature.

Roman claims Chelsea are monitoring Torres' situation and could make a move once Todd Boehly's takeover is rubber-stamped.

Elsewhere Spanish journalist Xavi Marquez lists Tottenham as another potential destination.

Spurs are said to be exploring the possibility of a player-plus-cash swap deal involving Giovani Lo Celso.

Lo Celso is currently on loan at Villarreal, and could be offered to the Spaniards, as well as cash, for Torres' services.



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