Chelsea quoted price to sign Pau Torres
Chelsea will need to pay around £40m to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres during the January transfer window.
The Blues strengthened their backline with Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana and Marc Cucurella over the summer period.
Despite this, their defensive displays have been unconvincing and the club could re-invest in another central defender.
Torres has been a player on their radar for some time and 90min claim that he could be prised away for £40m in January.
The Spaniard has been committed to the Yellow Submarines, but he is prepared to move on following the World Cup.
The Blues are one of his main admirers, but they are not alone in the pursuit with Tottenham Hotspur also looking at him.
Torres reportedly snubbed Spurs in the 2021 summer transfer window, but he is now willing to pursue a bigger challenge.
The defender has changed his stance after Unai Emery's surprise decision to leave the club to manage Aston Villa in England.