Manchester United have joined the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in monitoring Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, according to the Times.
The newspaper claims that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on finding another centre-back partner for Harry Maguire who can play on the left of the two.
With Torres currently having a €50m (£46m) release clause, he would also be available for a decent price, although he does only have one season of experience playing in top-flight football.
Before this campaign, the 23-year-old had been on loan at Malaga playing in Spain’s second division, and his limited game time at the highest level could be a concern.
However, the fact that he is left-footed would offer Solskjaer’s side more balance in the centre of defence. Currently, the club are utilising two right-sided defenders in Maguire and Victor Lindelof, which is not always conducive to playing out from the back.
Whether a new centre-half is a top priority, though, it seems unlikely. United’s focus appears to be on signing a right-winger and an attacking midfielder.