Arsenal consider move for Spanish international
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente could be on his way to Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper has reported that Spanish striker Llorente wants a loan move to North London in order to save his World Cup hopes.
The 28-year-old is on a shortlist of players that Arsene Wenger wants in January as he bids to win the Premier League title. The Frenchman is desperate to sign a forward, despite the good form of Olivier Giroud, and thinks Llorente is interested.
The frontman is only now starting to get some game time in Turin following the summer move. His advisors are now worried that their client’s World Cup chances could be affected if he is not a regular in Serie A.
The interest from the Gunners is not new as they are believed to have scouted Llorente before he signed on a free transfer move Athletico Bilbao.
They have now been told he is potentially available so a deal could be completed.
A move for Llorente would be a loan one as the striker is cup tied in the Champions League but the Spaniard could provide cover and back-up for Giroud in the striker spot.