The line coming out of Madrid-based newspaper AS is that Real Madrid will not be pursuing Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, even with Raphael Varane likely to leave, as well as a possible bid from Manchester United before the transfer window shuts.
Reports have long suggested that Manchester United were keeping an eye on the 24-year-old Spain international, who was part of the Villarreal side that won the Europa League in Gdansk last month.
Of course, there’s not a single Real Madrid player in Spain’s Euro 2020, so it was thought that Torres would be at the top of their list to replace Varane — and it looks like Sergio Ramos will be leaving too.
AS claim United see Torres as the ideal choice for price, age and performance to partner Harry Maguire in the heart of defence.
Let us know in the comments section if you would prefer Torres or Varane this summer?