Chelsea ready to offer €50m to sign 25-year-old who rejected Tottenham transfer: Reports

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing former Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Pau Torres this summer.

According to Calciomercatoweb, the Blues will try to acquire the Spaniard after failing to secure the signing of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. The Premier League giants are ready to offer €50m for Pau Torres.

Thomas Tuchel’s side parted ways with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen last month after their contracts expired. The club therefore had to sign two world-class defenders to replace the duo. Chelsea signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli earlier this month and were interested in signing Jules Kounde.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the past two months but looks set to join La Liga giants Barcelona. Xavi Hernandez’s side have reached an agreement in principle with Sevilla on a transfer for the 23-year-old. Chelsea have therefore identified Pau Torres as an alternative option.

🚨 Pau Torres has been offered to Chelsea and Manchester City. His management was also in talks with Juventus, but Juventus are pushing a lot for Bremer. Villarreal values ​​him at around 52 to 55 million euros. 🇪🇸🔵 #CFC #MCFC (Going through @Plettigoal🌕)

The Spaniard rose through the youth ranks at Villarreal before making his debut for the club’s senior team in the 2016-17 campaign. He helped the Spanish club win the Europa League in the 2019-20 season. His impressive performances earned him a place in Luis Enrique’s Spain squad for Euro 2020.

Torres played a crucial role in Spain’s run to the semi-finals of the competition. His defensive performances helped Villarreal reach the Champions League semi-finals last season. The 25-year-old is expected to join one of Europe’s top clubs soon.

According to The Guardian, Tottenham have offered the defender €60m and a salary package that would be four times what he earns at Villarreal. Despite Unai Emery’s side’s willingness to accept the offer, Torres rejected the chance to join Spurs.

Chelsea appear set to try and persuade Pau Torres to move to the Premier League this summer. The west London club will be desperate to sign a young defender to play alongside Kalidou Koulibaly and Thiago Silva in a second leg next season.

Tottenham turned to Milan Skriniar after failing to sign Chelsea target Pau Torres

FC Internazionale v AC Milan - Italian Cup
FC Internazionale v AC Milan – Italian Cup

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte is keen to sign another defender despite acquiring Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal. The North London club failed to sign Chelsea target Pau Torres and focused on other options.

🚨Tottenham Hotspur have reignited their interest in defender Milan Škriniar after PSG withdrew their interest due to Inter Milan’s €65m valuation.🧩Spurs are also interested in signing Nicolò Barella but As of now, no move has been floated for the midfielder.#THFC #COYS

According to Football Fancast, the club are interested in signing Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar. The Slovak has arguably been one of the best defenders in Serie A over the past two seasons. The 27-year-old has made 215 appearances for the Italian giants since joining the club in 2017.

He helped them win the 2020-21 Serie A title and finish second in the league last season. The defender’s tenacity, experience and quality could make Tottenham a potential title contender.

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