Monday August 19 2019
Napoli 'close in on Llorente'

Napoli are reportedly closing in on a swoop for ex-Juventus striker and free agent Fernando Llorente.

Napoli have moved to the top of the pile for Llorente, and El Chiringuito reports the so-called ‘white smoke’ could arrive this week.

The 34-year-old fits the bill for Carlo Ancelotti as experienced No 9 backup to Arkadiusz Milik, although stresses the Partenopei still want Mauro Icardi.

The Spaniard won two Scudetti with Juve between 2013 and 2015 and helped Tottenham Hotspur reach their first-ever Champions League Final last season.

He has since attracted interest from several other Serie A sides, including Lazio, Inter, Roma and Fiorentina.

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