Barcelona boss Xavi wants Ferran Torres transfer to boost forward ranks with out-of-favour Man City star 'keen' on move

FERRAN TORRES could move to Barcelona in January with the forward keen on the move, according to reports.

Xavi is determined to add to his attacking options in the new year with the club also targeting Torres' Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling.

And after having a loan move for Torres rejected last summer, Barcelona could make another bid.

Sources close to Torres claim the lure of a regular starting place at the Nou Camp is encouraging him to make a move, report The Athletic.

Torres has failed to land a first-team spot since his move to the Etihad last year.

He started four league games out of seven at the start of the season before picking up an injury.

But there could be a fresh start for Torres at Barcelona when the transfer window opens.

The forward has reportedly made the club aware of his intentions, though Torres is yet to inform Pep Guardiola.


Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany and chief executive Ferran Reverter also visited City's training ground this week.

But if Xavi is to sign Torres he must first raise funds through player sales.

Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with an exit with Newcastle also keen on Ousmane Dembele.

Rumours also suggest Frenkie De Jong could be sold but Xavi has dismissed those claims.

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