Lazio have been following Villarreal defender Pau Torres for over two years now and are said to be interested in making a move for the Spaniard this summer.

According to a report from Italian media outlet SoloLaLazio earlier today, Biancocelesti sporting director Igli Tare has been a fan of the 24-year-old Spanish centre back for at least two years now and tried to open talks with Villarreal last summer for the player, to little success.

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Many big clubs are interested in acquiring Torres including fellow Italians Juventus, and Villarreal are looking for least €25 million plus add-ons for the 24-year-old defender, whose contract expires with the Spanish side in 2024.

Torres has made 32 appearances across all competitions so far this season for Unai Emery’s side, for a total of 2865 minutes. In that time, he has scored three goals and helped the side keep nine clean sheets.

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The 24-year-old Torres is not the only defender that Lazio have been following for a while now, as the Biancocelesti have also been interested in Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez for more than a year now.