Torres has been converted into an effective false nine by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola this season and had three goals to his name ahead of getting injured in October.


The winger by trade, the attacker can play across the front three and has developed into a solid performer since joining Manchester City last summer.



Manchester City see a long future ahead of him at the club but it has been claimed that he is already attracting the interest of one of Spain’s big two.


According to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo, new Barcelona coach Xavi is a massive admirer of the player.



It has been suggested that Xavi has his eyes on him and believes the Spaniard can easily fit into his Barcelona team.


But Torres has a contract until 2025 with Manchester City and the club see no reason to sell him any time soon.



For the moment, Barcelona also do not have the funds to force Manchester City in selling Torres through a big-money offer.