According to the Spanish "TodoFichajes" report, Arsenal plans to make a bid for Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres in January.
The report said that Arteta hopes to continue to strengthen the defense line, Spain international Torres is his interested target, the Gunners are confident to reach an agreement in the winter, although Manchester United is also interested in Torres.
Arsenal and Manchester United’s preferred target is Leipzig’s Upamecano, but now it seems that Liverpool has led the competition.
The 23-year-old Torres came out of Villarreal’s youth training and made his Spanish national team debut in November last year. This national team played against Switzerland and Ukraine this week. He played 90 minutes. "Daily Mail" said that Arsenal may make an offer of 35 million pounds.