Villarreal are braced to lose star defender Pau Torres in January, but they will demand a club-record fee for his services, 90min understands.

The 25-year-old centre-back has long been linked with a move away from the Estadio de la Ceramica in recent years, but a deal has never materialised.

Sources have now told 90min that Villarreal are ready to sell and although they are unlikely to demand his full £55m release clause, they will still want upwards of their previous record sale of £40m.