Antonio Conte has wasted no time in making changes to his first-team squad, already bringing in four fresh faces ahead of the new season.
Nevertheless, according to The Mirror, the Premier League outfit have not given up hope of securing the signature of Torres.
Soon after the end of 2021-22, it was widely reported that Torres' departure from Estadio de la Ceramica was only a matter of time with Villarreal having failed to qualify for the Champions League or Europa League.
Furthermore, the 25-year-old is said to have a release clause in the region of £51m, an attainable figure for many European clubs who are looking to strengthen their defence.
However, that option is yet to be activated and any interested parties have not been able to agree a suitable fee with Villarreal officials.
The Spain international has just two years left on his contract, a scenario which seemingly increases the changes of a transfer eventually being agreed with another top European club.
If, as expected, Lenglet completes a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Conte will have as many as seven players who are capable of featuring in his back three.