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According to The Athletic, Chelsea are reportedly ready to hijack Manchester United’s move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
The ball-playing defender has a release clause in the region of £45million in his contract and is reportedly open to joining a Premier League club this summer.
The report claims Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is yet to decide if he needs to sign a defender this summer.
Should he wish to do so, Chelsea look set to try and hijack United’s proposed move for Torres.
Torres is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in La Liga and Villarreal are reportedly open to potential player-plus-cash offers.