Thomas Tuchel has told the board that he would like Chelsea to sign Pau Torres in the transfer window.
Under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, we have become one of the most defensively sound clubs in the Premier League and one side that will challenge for that Premier League title next season.
But Thiago Silva is coming towards the very end of his playing days at the top level and it has been speculated on many occasions this season that Tuchel will look to sign a more long-term replacement, with Torres on the shopping list.
Torres has become one of the most sought after young defenders in world football after helping Villareal win that Europa League against Manchester United, and many clubs are reportedly ready to meet his asking price of £55 million.
Now reports on the Daily Express has claimed that Tuchel has given a list of targets to Roman Abramovic ahead of the transfer window and Torres is a player that is high up of players that he would like.
Amid the speculation, Villarreal president Fernando Roig has recently said that he will not stand in Pau Torres’ way if enticing offers are tabled this summer, Roig told El Transistor on the speculation that Torres is generating and the chances of him moving on: “If they arrive with the money and the player wants to move, but there must be an agreement between all three parties.”
The 24-year-old product of Villarreal’s academy system admits that a transfer will form part of his future.
He has told Sport: “Players who have gone through important clubs, when they talk about an experience they have had, I like to listen to them, both Paco Alcacer and Raul Albiol or Alberto Moreno.They tell you things that you have not yet experienced and that you think you would like to experience.”
There is no doubt that Torres is a quality defender that would be a very good addition to the Premier League