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Tottenham Hotspur keen on Fernando Llorente

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Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are eying a move for Juventus hitman Fernando Llorente this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Spaniard, who moved to Serie A on a free transfer from La Liga giants Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2013, is being eyed by Mauricio Pochettino as the Argentine plots to bolster his strikeforce this coming transfer window.

Harry Kane has been in sublime form this season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions and netting on his England debut on Friday evening, but a fellow world-class forward alongside him could be just what Spurs need to reach the Champions League in the foreseeable future.

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Lethal Llorente well worth considering

Turin is expected to be home to a huge summer of change, with the futures of Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal all in need of urgent resolution.

And despite often being overlooked due to the exploits of Tevez, who leads the race for the Golden Boot, Llorente remains an accomplished centre-forward and could be tempted by a move to the Premier League.

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After wrangling for a move whilst at the notoriously difficult to negotiate Bilbao, Antonio Conte finally got his man on a free transfer with the player now on the cusp of winning a second Scudetto in succession.

He scored 18 goals during his maiden season at the club, helping give Conte one final swansong before his departure to the Italian national team, but has managed to find the net just six times in 26 appearances with Tevez and Alvaro Morata often preferred in his place.

English interest understandable

Llorente could now be set for a move away from Turin, particularly with Juventus keen on a host of big name forwards that includes Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani and Paulo Dybala in a bid to end their agonising wait for Champions League glory.

Liverpool are also interested in securing his signature, with Brendan Rodgers set to embark on a massive overhaul of his squad that could see Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini leave Anfield.

But Spurs are leading the race for the 30-year-old, with their reliance on Kane obvious for all to see and his understudies lacking the quality to fire them back to a place in Europe’s top-tier competition.

Roberto Soldado is still yet to impress nearly two years on from his big-money move from Valencia, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to be offloaded in the summer having often been the cause of much unrest within the dressing room.

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