Friday July 3 2015
Madrid miss out on Llorente?

Real Madrid’s hopes of launching a late bid for Fernando Llorente have been dealt a blow as the Juventus striker is set to join Monaco.

Los Blancos understood to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements, and AS reports Los Blancos were ready to launch an 11th-hour bid for the Spaniard.

However, the newspaper claims it has received assurances that Madrid’s interest will not sway the former Athletic Bilbao man’s thinking as negotiations with the Principality outfit are at an advanced stage.

Saturday June 20 2015
Monchi on Bacca & Adriano rumours

Monchi has rubbished speculation linking Carlos Bacca with Roma and Adriano with a return to Sevilla.

Gazzetta dello Sport claimed earlier in the week that the Giallorossi were closing in on the Colombian striker, while reports in Spain were of the opinion that the Barcelona left-back was being courted by his former employers.

Friday May 22 2015
Llorente: Barca the world’s best

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has conceded that Barcelona are “the best team in the world” ahead of the Champions League final next month.

La Blaugrana will lock horns with the Old Lady at the Berlin Olympic Stadium on June 7, and the former Athletic Bilbao striker admits his side face an uphill battle to be crowned European champions against the form team on the continent.

Tuesday May 5 2015
Llorente warns Real Madrid

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has warned Real Madrid that his team’s focus has been on them despite the Italians winning their domestic title.

The Bianconeri sealed a fourth successive Scudetto at the weekend, yet former Athletic Bilbao frontman Llorente says there has been no time for celebrations ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg clash between the sides.

Monday May 4 2015
‘Ancelotti brought Madrid’s smile back’

Iker Casillas has paid tribute to Carlo Ancelotti for making Real Madrid a happy place again and discussed Juventus in the Champions League.

Madrid travel to Turin for Tuesday’s first leg and Casillas and co will see an old face, Madrid youth striker Alvaro Morata, as well as Fernando Llorente.

“Morata is the future. But he has so much for the present,” Casillas said of his old colleague in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport and picked up by AS.

Monday March 30 2015
Barca target Llorente

Barcelona are pondering a move for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, according to a report in Sport.

The Catalans are aware that in certain games they need to come up with a Plan B and believe Llorente fits the profile of a tall centre-forward who would be able to break down opposing defences.

Thursday March 5 2015
Llorente to replace Bacca at Sevilla?

Sevilla are already making plans to replace Carlos Bacca if they receive an offer for the Colombian striker that is too good to refuse.

Bacca has been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs this season, in particular Atletico Madrid, and if the Andalusians are unable to hang on to him they may turn their attention to Juventus’ Fernando Llorente.

Monday February 16 2015
Report: Tottenham want Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a summer move for Fernando Llorente, the Juventus and Spain striker, reports have claimed.

AS cites stories from Italy that say the Premier League club will offer Llorente a way out of Turin, despite their struggle to get goals from Roberto Soldado.

Llorente is expected to make a decision on his future at the end of the season and could push to leave Serie A, and he has a number of clubs waiting his next step.

Tottenham are just one of them, AS say, although no other clubs are named in the report.

Thursday November 27 2014
Llorente philosophical over La Roja

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente remains philosophical over his absence from Vicente del Bosque’s Spain squad.

The former Athletic Bilbao man has hit the back of the net three times in 11 Serie A games this term, and was again on the mark in his side’s 2-0 Champions League victory over Malmo on Wednesday.

However, the 29-year-old has not appeared for the Spanish national team since last November and spoke about his absence from the squad, despite his fine form.

Wednesday November 12 2014
Del Bosque’s Turin choice

While Fernando Llorente remains in the international wilderness, Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata has been selected by Spain. Luca Cetta examines the decision.

Vicente del Bosque has been forced to keep a closer eye on Serie A than past Spain tacticians. It hasn’t exactly been a breeding ground for successful Spaniards in the past and while Raul Albiol’s selection carried little doubt, two Italian-based players saw fine starts to the season rewarded with maiden calls to the squad which faces Belarus and Germany.
Napoli’s Jose Callejon has been in golden form, while Alvaro Morata has shaken off a pre-season injury to show his talent at Juventus.
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