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Arsenal To Miss Out On Fernando Llorente?

Juventus are ready to make Fernando Llorente their highest paid player in order to fend off competition from Arsenal for the Athletic Bilbao striker’s signature

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal face a fight to land Fernando Llorente.


Juventus are ready to make Fernando Llorente their highest paid player in order to fend off competition from Arsenal for the Athletic Bilbao striker, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the Italian giants have put together a £145,000-a-week deal to try and tempt the Spaniard to Turin.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to sign another striker in January and Llorente is high on his wish-list.

However, Juve believe they are now in pole position to beat the Gunners to his signature after stepping up their interest in recent weeks, including putting together a £7.5m-a-year package.

The Italians would prefer to sign the 27-year-old in January and are willing to offer Bilbao £5m, but are prepared to wait until the summer when he’ll be available on a free transfer.

Both Arsenal and Juventus have been boosted in their pursuit after Llorente was involved in another training ground bust-up with manager Marcelo Bielsa this month, so a January move could be on the cards.

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Should Bilbao refuse to do business this winter it would give the Gunners more time to try and persuade Llorente his future is in London, although there are doubts over whether they would be willing to match Juve’s personal terms.

Would you like to see Llorente at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Rodrick

    October 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Obviously yes Llolente is a good striker i will be happy to see him in Arsenal Colours.

  2. Fatunmbi kayode

    October 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Wenger should give arsenal fans fernando as a new yr gift to place us on a driving seat to win trophies this season.

  3. onyejiaka shamah

    October 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Fernando Lloriente is a sharp striker and for me, he is better than Adrian Lopez. He will help us push for major trophies. So wenger please sign and buy him.

  4. wale adenuga

    October 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    i want liorente @ arsenal

  5. Mike Baezes

    October 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    One good thing Wenger can do for us this new year is get us Lloriente as agaisnt Adrian, Me thinks he is smarter and sharper than Adrian Lopez.. Give us this New Year Gift prof..

  6. Tom Saydok

    October 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

    How does anyobne if Fernando Llorente is high on Wenger’s wishlist or in it all ?. You bloggers and website people make up so much bollocks.

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