Torres has emerged as Barcelona’s top target for the winter transfer window and he is the specific request of head coach Xavi Hernandez.


The Barcelona boss wants to add more attackers to his squad and Torres is a player he wants when the window swings open next month.



The two clubs have been in informal contact over the last few weeks with Barcelona now willing to offer around €50m to sign the winger in January.


Torres wants the Barcelona move and according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo, he has the word of Guardiola, who has promised he will not block the move if a deal is in place.



The Manchester City manager has told the player he will not stop him from leaving if Barcelona and the Premier League champions can work out a deal between themselves.


The player already has a verbal agreement in place with Barcelona on a potential five-and-a-half-year contract.



He is now waiting for the two clubs to reach an agreement over a fee for him to return to Spain.