Clubs in for Llorente if…

Fernando Llorente can still count Arsenal and Juventus as keen admirers, but will reportedly only move in January for set criteria.

The Spain international informed Athletic Bilbao in the summer of his intention to not renew his contract beyond June 2013, prompting interest from a number of clubs and some reported bids turned down.

Athletic have held firm that they are only going to sell the player, who was initially frozen out of first-team action, but is gradually being reintroduced, albeit just from the bench, for his buyout clause of around €30m.

If they relent or not, reports in both England and Italy place Arsenal and Juventus as still very much interested in the player, but each only prepared to come in with any kind of offer if they progress through to the Last 16 of the Champions League.

Both the Daily Star and La Gazzetta dello Sport agree that Juve hold the slight advantage over the Gunners in the pursuit of the 27-year-old.

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