Striker won't be leaving Anfield for Eastlands
Torres' Anfield future has been the subject of much speculation since before the end of last season, with Chelsea as well as City and Barcelona linked with moves for the striker.
But Villa, who completed his own move to Barca before starring in the World Cup this summer, insists that his international team-mate is motivated by success, not money, and so City do not represent the best option, in his view.
"I am not sure where his future lies – but he knows like me he must win trophies at club level," Villa told reporters.
"He isn’t money-focused so he would never join Manchester City."
Villa instead believes that west London or Catalonia are more likely destinations for Torres.
"But sure, Barcelona and Chelsea would be real options for him. He has proven he can score goals in England and Chelsea are the number one team there at the moment, so I suppose it’s the option that makes the most sense," he added.
"He has been fully focused on the World Cup but in the back of his mind he knows he needs to be competing for the very highest honours and if Liverpool can’t do it he will have to move."