RUMOURS: Barcelona weighing up Torres move

The former Chelsea striker is out of contract at the end of the current season and the Camp Nou outfit believe having him in their squad would help build their global brand

Barcelona are mulling over making a summer move for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres, according to AS.

The former Chelsea striker is likely to be released by the Rojiblancos at the end of the season when his current contract comes to an end.

And Barca see Torres as the kind of player who can act as a reserve to Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez as well as aid in them building their global brand.

They have a battle on their hands to get their hands on the Spain international, however, with clubs in Japan, China, United Arab Emirates and USA having made offers to the 31-year-old.