Barcelona eye swoop for Manchester City striker Ferran Torres in bid to boost their firepower… with 21-year-old Spain international keen on move after limited starts at the Etihad

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  • Ferran Torres will almost double the £21m City paid Valencia last year
  • Spain international interested in finding a move to Spanish giants
  • He is currently undergoing rehabilitation due to a leg injury sustained last month.

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Barcelona are following the signing of Manchester City striker Ferran Torres.

Torres, currently undergoing rehabilitation after suffering a leg injury last month, is expected to almost double the £21million City paid for him last year.

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The 21-year-old Spain international is understood to be interested in finding a move after a limited start before injury.

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Barcelona are following the signing of Manchester City striker Ferran Torres’ statement

Interestingly, Barca chief executive Ferran Reverter and football director Matteu Alemanni visited the city’s training center on Friday. City sources said the pair were in the UK for a business meeting.

Although going through financial struggles, Barca also have a long-standing desire to land Raheem Sterling.

But the forward has rediscovered his scoring touch, after two runs in 20 in each of his last three games, and City want him to sign a new contract.

Pep Guardiola said that Sterling has his game back, which has helped him get back in form. Guardiola believes the 26-year-old is now more relaxed and is putting less pressure on himself.

The 21-year-old Spain international is understood to be interested in exploring a move

The 21-year-old Spain international is understood to be interested in exploring a move

Sterling’s new approach has brought him back into the starting XI after being dropped at the end of last season.

Guardiola said, ‘Rahim’s attitude has always been good. “I have always told players to demand themselves but not put too much pressure on their shoulders.

‘In a career as a player, you can’t always be 10 out of 10. You have high and low. The important thing is not to underestimate it. When you drop off, go back to basics.

Pep Guardiola (pictured) praised Raheem Sterling's return to form for Manchester City

Guardiola said Sterling (pictured) had gone 'back to basics', put less pressure on himself and profited

Pep Guardiola (left) praises Raheem Sterling (right) for his return to form for Manchester City

‘Do your best, do your best. But success in a team like Manchester City is not entirely up to you.

City, three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, will be without Kevin De Bruyne against West Ham tomorrow after a midfielder tested positive for Covid. Jack Grealish and Phil Foden remain injured but both completed individual training sessions this week.

Those fitness problems could give Sterling another start in the front three.

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