Chelsea have set their sights on Villarreal star Pau Torres as Thomas Tuchel eyes defensive reinforcements in 2022.
If reports from 90 Min are to be believed, Chelsea have entered the market for Pau Torres.
The Villarreal defender has emerged as a potential option for the Premier League in the upcoming January transfer window, with Thomas Tuchel desperate to bolster his options in the defensive unit.
A centre-back by trade, Torres has raised quite a few heads with his growth at Villarreal in recent years. He notably won the UEFA Europa League last season, beating Manchester United in the final while notching up almost 92 competitive appearances for his hometown club, emerging as a rock at the under Unai Emery.
In fact, the 24-year-old is being considered as the ideal long-term replacement for Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, who are keeping a close eye on his development at Villarreal. It is also a reason why the former Malaga starlet has also won 14 caps for the Spanish national team, most notably representing La Roja at UEFA Euro 2020.
Torres’ phenomenal growth in Spain has now put Chelsea on red alert as well. The reigning European champions are believed to be in the market for defensive reinforcements after offloading Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan on a permanent deal while Kurt Zouma moved to West Ham at the end of August.