Transfer news: Tottenham ‘still keen’ to sign defender Pau Torres from Villarreal

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Tottenham ‘still keen’ on signing defender Pau Torres from Villarreal – who is also ‘watched by Manchester United’

  • Tottenham are keen to strengthen their defensive options for the new season
  • Villarreal defender Pau Torres could enter alongside Clement Lenglet
  • Lenglet’s season-long loan from Barcelona is about to end

Tottenham are reportedly still keen to bolster their defensive options this summer as they maintain an interest in Villarreal star Pau Torres.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte has made strengthening his defense one of his biggest priorities after securing a Champions League return with the north London side on the final day of the Premier League season.

According to the Mirror, part of this reinforcement campaign could see the option of landing Torres.

Tottenham are ‘still keen’ to try to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres this summer

The Spain international has been a key player in Villarreal’s defense for the past five years, but especially for Conte he can play on the left side of defence.

Torres would also be tracked by Manchester United, but the Old Trafford side are mainly focused on landing Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.

As part of a swoop from Torres, Spurs could also offer Giovani Lo Celso in a deal that impressed on loan at the Spanish club last season.

It is understood that by chasing down Torres it is hoped he can come in alongside Clement Lenglet who is set to join the north London side on loan from Barcelona.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his defensive options for the coming season

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his defensive options for the coming season

Lenglet can also switch to the left side of a back three and Conte is keen for there to be cover in several positions ahead of what is likely to be a busy campaign for his side.

Journalist fabrice romano claimed that Lenglet’s potential move is close to being completed.

With the French defender agreeing personal terms last week, Spurs and Barcelona are in the process of finalizing a season-long loan deal.

A loan for another Barcelona defender, Clement Lenglet, is about to be completed

A loan for another Barcelona defender, Clement Lenglet, is about to be completed

The updates are a revival of fortune for Tottenham who were unable to land first-choice target Alessandro Bastoni from Conte’s former club Inter Milan earlier in the window.

Spurs have already signed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison this summer as they try to push through their transfer deals to allow their new arrivals to lay down in pre-season.

The players returned to the club’s training ground at Enfield on Monday for fitness tests before planning to travel to South Korea as part of their pre-season tour.

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