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Chelsea keen on Pau Torres
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Chelsea are planning to spend a significant sum on Villarreal defender Pau Torres this summer, Spanish outlet La Razon claims.

The Blues are expected to lose Antonio Rudiger when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

The same will be the case with Andreas Christensen. He has already agreed to join Barcelona on a free transfer.

Amidst this, the club are likely to spend on a couple of centre-backs, and they are prepared to pay big for Torres.

The Spain international was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last summer with Manchester United.

United are back in the hunt for his services, but the lack of Champions League football could see them miss out.

The Blues are eyeing a left-footed option in their back three. They can land Torres by triggering his £50m buy-out clause.

Villarreal were open to negotiating a swap deal last summer, but are now prioritising a straight-cash offer for their defender.