Barca sporting director Mateu Alemany and financial chief Ferran Reverter are today in England at City's club offices discussing transfer plans between the two clubs.
AS says Alemany is seeking to drive a deal for January, though Barca would be willing to wait until June to sign the former Valencia attacker.
For his part, Torres is flattered by Barca's interest after being told they plan to build the new project of Xavi around him.
And Guardiola won't stand in Torres' way if he wishes to depart - even in January. However, he is insisting it will only be in a straight cash deal.
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