Barcelona are said to be seriously interested in signing City forward Ferran Torres, with the Spain international also interested in joining the Catalan giants.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Manchester City decided to sign a center-forward in January.
What would be a shock is if they sold one of the few players on the squad who could operate in that position.
City’s pursuit of Harry Kane this summer was well documented, although the subsequent failure of that approach and the departure of Sergio Aguero left the Premier League champions with attacking midfielders at the point of the main attack.
Nonetheless, one of the club’s forwards has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad stadium.
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Barcelona to Ferran
According to journalist Gerard Romero (h / t Sport Witness), Barcelona are seriously considering signing Ferran Torres.
The Spain international has had a good start to the campaign before an injury has kept him from playing in recent weeks.
However, the layoff does not appear to have made the Blaugrana less interested in the striker and, according to Moreno, they are ready to offer â¬ 50million (Â£ 42.4million) for the 21-year-old. City are said to value Torres at a sum closer to â¬ 70million (Â£ 59.3million).
Torres only moved to the Etihad last summer for an initial Â£ 20.8million, meaning they would make a substantial profit if they received their appraisal.
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Torres wants Barcelona to move
According to Manchester Evening News , Torres also wants to move to Camp Nou.
“Torres knows how much he is appreciated at Camp Nou and has welcomed him,” writes Simon Bajkowski.
“The big question is still whether Barcelona can back up their words with money. The club have been so poorly managed financially that they have been forced to offload club figurehead Lionel Messi for free to one of the his rivals in the summer, a year after refusing to entertain the idea of ââgetting Â£ 100million for him. ”
It is added that City see Torres as a possible star of the future and the player is unlikely to become too disruptive if he doesn’t get the transfer he wants.
Will Gonzalez be part of a deal with Torres?
According to journalist Matteo Moretto, City could request that young Barcelona midfielder Nico Gonzalez be included in a possible deal for Torres.
The 19-year-old is one of many exciting prospects to have recently emerged from the club’s revered academy, La Masia, and this season he has carved out a place in the first-team, making 10 La Liga appearances. .
Guardiola is said to be a big fan of the playmaker and further discussions are expected between the two clubs over the winger.