The attacker is one of the players being tipped to leave the club in the summer to make room for the arrival of Messi, who will need huge capital to sign.
The World Cup winner is on his way out of PSG at the end of this season, which means the ball is in Barca’s court now, and they can sign him if they want.
The Catalans must offload several high earners, and Torres could be one of the departees from the Catalan club when this campaign ends.
The attacker has Premier League experience, having played for Manchester City before now and Villa manager Unai Emery is reportedly a fan of his.
The gaffer is looking for quality signings that will bolster his side and the Villans have been negotiating Torres’ return to England in the last few weeks.
If he leaves, Barca will turn their attention to another player they can offload to make room on the budget to register Messi as well as Gavi, whose registration has been cancelled by La Liga in this campaign.
Raphinha is another player who could leave Barca and has been linked with a return to England, but none of his suitors has shown a serious interest in his signature yet.