Juventus target cut-price Llorente

Serie A giants Juventus could pick up Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente for a cut-price €6m in the winter transfer market.

A report in Gazzetto dello Sport maintains the Basques may decide to cash in on the Spanish international in January rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer, when his contract at San Mames expires.

The Old Lady targeted Llorente in the summer but the asking price was deemed excessive. However, with the 27-year-old has refusing the offer of a new deal with Los Leones he been used mainly as a substitute by boss Marcelo Bielsa this season, and his departure now appears inevitable.

Juve’s need for reinforcements in the striking department was highlighted during the 3-1 reverse to Inter on Sunday, yet they could still face competition for Llorente from the Premier League.

Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have all expressed an interest, with the player himself understood to be keen on a move to England.

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