Villarreal’s Pau Torres says ‘there is nothing’ in Manchester United transfer talk

Pau Torres is at the centre of transfer speculation once again (Picture: Getty Images)

Long-term Manchester United target Pau Torres insists that there is ‘nothing at all’ in terms of developments in a potential move to Old Trafford, saying that the only contract offer he has received is from current club Villarreal.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a switch to Manchester United for over a year, emerging as a target for the Red Devils under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

New boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly also a fan of the Spain international and is pushing for the centre-back to be a part of his huge rebuild at Old Trafford after arriving from Ajax.

The interest has long been known, but Torres himself says there has been no movement of note and that he has certainly not received any approach from the Premier League club.

The highly-rated defender is comfortable where he is and sounds in no rush to push for an exit from Villarreal.

‘Right now there is nothing at all, there is talk of many things like every year,’ Torres told Spanish publication AS, via the Daily Mail.

‘I have peace of mind of being where they want me, at the club of my life and I have this offer right now that I value as very positive.

‘There is nothing right now, the only thing I have is the offer from Villarreal, so I am very calm.’

Torres reportedly has a release clause in his Villarreal contract of £55m, although a bid of between £40-£45m could be enough to tempt the La Liga side into a sale with just two years left on his contract.

The Spaniard has been a mainstay in the Villarreal team over the last three seasons, making 47 appearances in all competitions over the last campaign, scoring six goals.

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