Manchester United and Liverpool are said to be among the clubs planning to step in for 20-year-old Valencia winger Ferran Torres.
Torres, who crossed the Valencia academy, has established himself as one of the most promising young players in Europe, having scored four goals and created four assists in La Liga this season before his suspension.
Its impressive shape has seen a number of top clubs express interest, and according to Goal United and Liverpool join the likes of Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Ajax, Juventus and Dortmund by weighing an offer for the player.
Torres’ current contract expires at the end of next season, and he would be reluctant to sign a new deal, which means Valencia may be reluctant to choose to sell it in the summer rather than letting it go for free next year.
It has release costs of 100 million euros (£ 87.8 million), but there is a good chance that clubs can sign it for much less than that figure.
In addition to impressing in Liga Ferran, he also played a leading role in Valencia’s Champions League campaign, scoring and making a decisive pass in his last 16 games loss to Atalanta, while which he also scored in the group stage victory against Lille.
Valencia academy recruiting director Jose Gimenez recently made lyrical comments about the player, stating: “He is powerful, fast, stable with the ball at his feet and strong in the air. He is unpredictable .
“When he runs with the ball at his feet, he can continue inside or outside his man because he has two feet. He can cross, finish and shoot.”
It remains to be seen where Torres’ preferred destination choice would lie, with fears for interested English parties that he would rather stay in Spain rather than adapt to life in the Premier League.