Friday October 12 2012
Llorente - Juve move in doubt

Juventus target Fernando Llorente could be on his way to Zenit St. Petersburg, according to reports in the Spanish media.

The Athletic Bilbao forward has been constantly linked with a move to the Bianconeri, with some suggesting that the Spain international could be on his way to Turin in January.

But Punta Pelota have today reported that the move could be hijacked by the Russian Premier League side.

Luciano Spalletti's team have already splashed out over €80m on Hulk and Axel Witsel in the summer, but could add to their burgeoning roster of foreign talent by bringing in the 27-year-old during the winter transfer window.

Antonio Conte's men were linked with a number of world-class strikers over the summer, but eventually had to settle for Nicklas Bendtner on a loan deal, that left many fans disillusioned with the side's transfer policy.

Llorente's contract runs out in June 2013, and has been caught in a war of words with Coach Marcelo Bielsa over the past few weeks, having been let out of Los Leones' side for a number of key domestic and European fixtures.

The Pamplona-born goalscorer has a minimum fee release clause of around €35m, with the Basque club determined to hold out for that amount.

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