Atletico Madrid were reportedly offered a deal for Valencia midfielder Ferran Torres last summer.
The Spanish international has been heavily linked with a big money move away from the Estadio Mestalla ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
However, reports from Mundo Deportivo, claim Diego Simeone’s side were in negotiations to sign the 20-year old less than 12 months ago.
No deal emerged between the Simeone’s side and Los Che, with Torres remaining at the Estadio Mestalla.
Torres has since emerged as a target for sides across Europe in recent weeks, with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund both linked with a bid.
However, Atletico remain interested in him, but they will not pay the Foios-born schemer’s €100M release clause.
All interested parties will be hoping Albert Celades lowers his asking price, due to Torres’ contract situation.
So far, he has declined the offer of a contract extension, with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season.
Torres has been a key player for Celades in 2019-20, with 35 appearances in all competitions prior to the coronavirus suspension.