Man City star Ferran Torres 'made Barcelona's No1 transfer target by Xavi with January move on their radar'
MANCHESTER CITY ace Ferran Torres is Barcelona's No1 January transfer target, according to reports.
The 21-year-old has missed 14 games this season with a fractured foot.
But in the very little game time he has played, Torres has managed to return three goals and one assist.
And according to Sport, Barca are still very much interested in signing the Spanish international, with boss Xavi making him top of his wishlist.
Barca chiefs see Torres as Sergio Aguero's replacement.
Aguero, 33, announced his retirement from professional football on Wednesday due to a heart problem – cutting his Barca career short.
An agreement between Barca and Torres is believed to have been in place for a number of weeks.
But it is now up to the two clubs to agree on a fee and iron out the rest of the details.
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The report states an agreement over a fee could be reached for about £45million
And the general feeling is that he will end up in a Barca shirt.
Etihad boss Pep Guardiola is already planning for life after Torres.
City are eyeing highly rated Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic, who is currently the top scorer in the Serie A.
Guardiola would face stiff competition from a number of clubs for the 21-year-old's signature, including Arsenal and Newcastle.
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