Tottenham chasing summer deal for Fernando Llorente

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Tottenham could be trying to solve their lack of competent striking options by making a £16 million bid for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente.

According to Italian broadcaster RAI - brought to our attention by Spanish source AS - the White Hart Lane outfit are closely monitoring developments, with Llorente flitting in and out of the Bianconeri starting lineup. Spurs have Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both struggling for goals and performance, and so reinforcements will be needed in the summer.

Llorente the target

29-year-old Llorente has been a target of Spurs' London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the past, but with both teams looking well stocked in the centre-forward position, Mauricio Pochettino may have a clear run at the ex-Athletic Bilbao target man.

Llorente's record in Turin has hardly been prolific, and with the striker on the verge of turning 30 it is debatable whether Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy will sanction such a big money move for a player unproven in the Premier League.

Juve options

Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata, Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal have all scored more than the tall forward, who moved on a Bosman free transfer to Italy in 2013. He has not convinced, however, and doesn't look likely to add to his 24 caps for Spain.

That said, Spurs are massively reliant on youngster Harry Kane continuing his remarkable form that has made him the leading scoring in all competitions in the Premier League, and with Pochettino continuing to mould the squad to his liking there will be plenty of transfer activity at Tottenham come the summer.

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