Chelsea to rival Manchester United and Barcelona for signature of £45 million La Liga defender. He will fix Chelsea’s leaky defence

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According to Daily Mail, Chelsea scouts have identified Villarreal defender Pau Torres as the player to help fix Chelsea’s leaky defence.

The 23-year-old has three years left on his deal alongside a £45m release clause and has impressed for Villarreal this season.

The Blues have shipped in 44 goals in just 32 Premier League appearances this season and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on fixing the defence this summer.

Torres has impressed for the Yellow Submarine, making 29 appearances this season and even being handed his senior Spain debut, in which he scored.

A host of clubs – including the Manchester sides, Arsenal and Barcelona – have been linked with a move ahead of the summer transfer window.

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