Villa are expected to back Emery with significant funds this summer with new sporting director Monchi leading the charge for the club in the market.


The Aston Villa boss wants to add more quality to his defence in the ongoing transfer window and wants a top centre-back.



Torres has been on the Birmingham club’s radar all summer and the club are now prepared to act on their interest.


According to Catalan daily Sport, the Villans are pushing forward with an attempt to take Torres to Villa Park this summer.



The Midlands club have been tipped to hold talks with Villarreal this summer with regard to signing the defender.


He has a €60m release clause but with only a year left on his contract, Villarreal are not expected to get that figure.



Aston Villa are plotting to table a bid worth €35m for Torres and tempt Villarreal into selling him this summer.


Torres has also been on Bayern Munich’s radar but Villa are pushing to secure a deal to sign him.