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Thursday June 9 2016
Llorente says no to China

Fernando Llorente has been told he can leave Sevilla but rejected an approach from China.

Estadio Deportivo reports a big-money offer from an unnamed club in China made to the former Juventus target man, but despite the significant economic heft it’s been turned down.

Llorente is reportedly unhappy at being told he’s not got a future at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan but is staying quiet about where he sees his next step, Sevilla deciding that Llorente, their highest-paid player, hasn’t proven worth their investment.

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Saturday May 14 2016
Llorente hoping for Sevilla ‘luck’

Fernando Llorente is hoping “luck” is on Sevilla’s side when they contest the Copa del Rey and Europa League finals later this month.

Sevilla travel on Saturday to Athletic Bilbao, Llorente’s boyhood club – whom he left under acrimony in 2013 and reached the Europa and Copa finals with a year before, only to suffer defeat in each – but he is ready to make up for those losses, albeit in Sevilla colours.

“It was a wonderful year,” the striker said at a media event sponsored by UEFA before the trip to San Mames.

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Tuesday April 5 2016
Llorente: Strange to play Athletic

Sevilla’s Fernando Llorente is ready to play first club Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League but admits it will be ‘strange.’

The sides meet in the competition’s quarter-finals and Llorente, who played eight years at San Mames and lived in the Basque Country for almost two decades, says his only concern is winning with his current club.

“It was a surprise having to face the club where I started playing but it will be nice,” he told an interview with UEFA’s official site.

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Sunday April 3 2016
Emery: Llorente remarks out of context

Sevilla boss Unai Emery insists Fernando Llorente’s admission that returning to Juventus “would be a dream” were taken out of context.

Llorente ended his two-year association with Juve last summer in order to join Sevilla on a free transfer, but his subsequent struggles to establish himself as Los Nervionenses’ main striker were recently followed by a public desire to one day return to Turin.

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Friday February 19 2016
Llorente: I’ll fight to the death

Fernando Llorente has insisted that he will “fight to the death” to succeed at Sevilla after his brace against Molde on Thursday.

Llorente scored either side of half-time in a 3-0 victory for the Europa League holders to leave his team a second leg away from progression to the last 16.

The goals moved the former Athletic Bilbao striker onto six for the season, and he believes he is now on the right track towards netting many more.

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Tuesday December 8 2015
Llorente: Sevilla showed their level

Fernando Llorente felt Sevilla showed what they’re capable of against Juventus after a win that guaranteed Europa League football.

Llorente scored against his former team as Los Rojiblancos edged past Borussia Monchengladbach to return to the competition they’ve won two years in a row.

“We knew that for us it was a final and we came out onto the pitch in a fantastic way,” he told UEFA’s official site.

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Wednesday November 18 2015
‘Sevilla have to have CL hope’

Fernando Llorente doesn’t want Sevilla to give up hope of progressing in the Champions League but played down his national team aspirations.

Llorente returned to La Liga with Los Rojiblancos late in the winter transfer window after a successful spell with Juventus, one of Sevilla’s Champions League group stage opponents, but their experience of the tournament has not been positive.

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Wednesday November 18 2015
Llorente: Madrid? I don’t know…

Fernando Llorente isn’t sure why a move from Juventus to Real Madrid didn’t happen but is very happy after landing at Sevilla.

The former Athletic Bilbao striker left Italy and returned to Spain late in the summer transfer window, but was mentioned in connection with Santiago Bernabeu before finally pitching up at San Mames.

“Madrid? I don’t know. If I’d have gone there it would have been because something was meant to be,” he told an interview with Marca.

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Wednesday November 18 2015
Llorente ‘wants to repay Sevilla fans’

Fernando Llorente is eager to repay the Sevilla fans for the rousing reception he received when joining from Juventus, and thanked Freddie Kanoute for his praise.

Kanoute has been quoted as saying Sevilla needed a player such as Llorente, and the former Athletic Bilbao striker spoke of his admiration for the Rojiblancos legend.

“I’ve always been a fan of Kanoute, so when someone so great says something like that, I’m proud and it makes me more eager to continue working to improve and give everything for Sevilla,” he said, Marca reports.

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Thursday October 29 2015
Llorente rues injury-hit start

Fernando Llorente is unhappy his start to life at Sevilla has been hampered by injury but believes both he and the team are improving.

Llorente arrived on a free transfer from Juventus late in the summer window and has managed only six appearances in all competitions, scoring once.

“If it wasn’t for the injury things would have been different,” he said, AS reports, after attending a sponsor’s event in Seville.

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