Guardiola would still have an incredible amount of attacking talent available to him if Torres departs.
In the summer, Jack Grealish arrived in a £100m deal, joining Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Torres as wide options.
And if City rake in a hefty sum for their Spanish forward’s services, it could go towards finally securing a world-class striker to replace Sergio Aguero.
Erling Haaland will be the name on everyone’s lips next summer, with the Norwegian superstar available for £64m due to a clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract.
City should be in for the 21-year-old regardless of whether they sell any first-team stars, but Torres’ departure would leave a slot to fill in Guardiola’s ranks.