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Wednesday August 22 2012
Llorente pushes for Juve?

It’s reported Fernando Llorente is edging closer to Juventus after putting in a transfer request to Athletic Bilbao.

The striker has been pinpointed as their main target for the summer and he was dropped from Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the opening Liga game of the season.

According to the latest rumours from Spain, agent and brother Jesus Llorente is expected to arrive for a crucial meeting later today.

So far Athletic have demanded the €36m buy-out clause even though Llorente only has a year left to run on his contract.

However, the Spain international is set to put in a transfer request and hope to force down the price-tag so he can complete the move to Juventus.

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