Arsenal are considering an approach for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. The Sunday People believes the Spain international is viewed as surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, under new manager Jose Mourinho.

The former Liverpool forward has now been linked with a move across London to the Emirates, where he could partner Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain in the attack, assuming the Gunners' £22m move for the Argentina international is confirmed.

Fernando Torres (L)

Arsene Wenger has also been linked with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, with the Mirror reporting on a £20m offer tabled to Old Trafford chiefs. However, there is likely to be considerable confusion over the former Everton youngster's future, with reports Chelsea will move to sign the 27-year-old as a replacement for Torres.

Torres has not been at his best since 2011's £50m move from Anfield. However, he did show signs of revival under Rafael Benitez last year and has had a good showing at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup so far, where he is the top scorer with five goals.

The 29-year-old former Atletico Madrid youngster's goals have propelled Vicente del Bosque's side into Sunday's final, where they face hosts Brazil.

There could be a twist in the race for the striker, with reports Spanish champions Barcelona are considering Torres. The Catalans have already reinforced their forward line by signing Brazil international Neymar but Torres' compatriot, David Villa, is expected to leave this summer and Tito Vilanova may want cover for his front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Pedro.

Meanwhile, the Chelsea duo of David Luiz and Juan Mata are also unsure of their futures at Stamford Bridge. The two were key members of the Blues' Europa League winning squad last season but, according to the Sunday People, the Brazilian and the Spaniard could be sold to raise funds for a revamp.

Juan Mata

Luiz has already been strongly linked with to Barcelona, who are looking for a long-term replacement for club captain Carlos Puyol. It is understood the Catalans have settled on either Luiz or Paris St Germain (PSG) centre-back Thiago Silva as first choice targets.

The 26-year-old has also been linked to Real Madrid, who could be considering the Brazilian as part of a new look back four; Luiz would probably slot in alongside young Frenchman Raphael Varane, while Spain defender Sergio Ramos reverts to his favoured right-back role and Portugal's Pepe provides cover, depth and additional defensive shields in midfield, if necessary.

The Santiago Bernabeu club have also been linked to playmaker Juan Mata; the 25-year-old graduated from the club's youth academy before establishing himself at Valencia. However, given Carlo Ancelotti's first signing is Spain U21 star Isco, who plays in the same position, and German international Mesut Ozil is already an impressive first choice, it is unlikely the nine-time European champions will move for Mata.