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Report: Oliver Torres signs deal with Borussia Dortmund

The Spanish attacking midfielder has not played for Atletico in the league since December and could be ready to leave his boyhood club

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Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement with Oliver Torres that would see the Spanish midfielder heading for Germany on a permanent basis, according to Gianluca di Marzio. The diminutive attacking midfielder has struggled to find his feet in Diego Simeone's side and has been out in the cold at the Calderon since the end of last year.

The 21-year-old started the first seven games of Atletico's league campaign but his influence wained as did Simeone's faith in the Spanish midfielder, it seems. Torres could cost in the region of €25 million and given the fact that he is a canterano with deep ties to the club, Atletico could make it difficult for him to leave, provided they still see him as being useful to the club in the future.

Di Marzio reports that Torres has signed a four and a half year deal with the German club, however, and is seen as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan or İlkay Gündoğan, should either player leave Borussia Dortmund. Thomas Tuchel needs more squad depth given the fact that Adnan Januzaj's loan move from Manchester United did not work out as he returned to Old Trafford in recent weeks.

Both As Roma and AC Milan have been interested in Torres with news of his possible availability becoming more common knowledge. Di Marzio also claims that Pep Guardiola remains a big fan of the number 10.

Torres has a contract with Atletico until 2018 and had previously excelled on loan at Villarreal and Porto before returning to his parent club last summer at the request of Diego Simeone.