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Pique eager to see Torres at Barca

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique would love Spain team-mate Fernando Torres to join him at the Catalan outfit, but admits a deal for the Liverpool striker seems unlikely.

Barca have already signed one Spain striker this summer following the capture of David Villa from Valencia.

"It's complicated. The operation for Fernando is a difficult one. I don't know to what extent there is interest or if it is press talk but if he came, they (Torres and Villa) would form an incredible partnership," Pique told Sport in an interview.

"They are very good players and when two good players play together, they are always compatible."

Pique has been impressed by Torres' goalscoring record for Liverpool.

"In the three years he has been there (in England), his statistics are excellent. He has scored loads of goals, played a lot for Liverpool and showed he has a great eye for goal," he said.

"But we can't forget about Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) and Bojan (Krkic) because they are great players up front and I don't know about the (reported) interest in the footballers we have (at Barca)."

Meanwhile, the central defender hopes Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas will join Barca sooner rather than later.

"I don't know when he'll come, but he will. I hope it's this year. The negotiations are under way, he will cost money but we hope it happens," he said.

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