Barcelona Target Torres as Villa Replacement

A staggering report which featured on the front cover of Spanish newspaper Catalan Daily Sport is that Barcelona are mulling over a move for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

The Spanish forward plied his trade in his local country for many years with Atletico Madrid before moving on to Anfield where he spent several successful seasons at Liverpool and finally a move to Chelsea where he has been largely disappointing in large patches.

It has been rumoured that the Catalans could be about to make a €20million bid for the striker and is seen as a viable option to be a 'super sub' with the likes of Neymar, Messi and Pedro already likely to be in the starting line-up ahead of Torres.

Jose Mourinho is also most likely to say yes to a deal involving Torres so that he can build his on forward line. Edinson Cavani has been identified as a prime target but also Andre Schurrle, Mario Gomez and Edin Dzeko have been touted as possible incoming transfers during the summer.