Santi Cazorla has recommended Villarreal teammate Pau Torres to former club Arsenal, who will face competition from two Premier League rivals, according to a report.

Centre-back Torres is making his mark in the Villarreal first team after developing on loan at Malaga last season, being ever-present so far this term.

According to 90Min, Arsenal are considering making a move for him as they look to improve their defensive situation – although his €50m+ release clause, part of a recently-signed new contract, may be a concern.

 

The report also claims that Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in the 22-year-old, who has been called up to the senior Spain squad for the first time for this international break, but Arsenal are ahead of the pack for the time being.

Their interest in Torres stems back to a recommendation from ex-Gunners midfielder Cazorla, who returned to Villarreal in 2018.

 

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