Friday November 8 2013
Llorente: Juventus believe in me!

Arsenal target Fernando Llorente isn’t anticipating a transfer away from Italian giants Juventus anytime soon.

The Premiership club have been paired with a €20m swoop for the striker who only joined the Turin outfit in the summer from Athletic Bilbao.

“I’ve not been asked to leave,” the Bosman free signing told Radiogaceta de los Deportes in an interview.

“What is being written in the papers is false. I have the complete faith of everyone at Juventus.

“It was not easy for me to adapt to the movements and plays of the team, but I’m slowly managing to do what the boss wants.

“Once I have completely settled then everything will go well.”

Llorente has been used regularly by boss Antonio Conte recently and he may again get a starting shirt in the tie against Napoli at the weekend.

“It will be a game against a high-level opponent,” he added. “There will be a lot at stake in this encounter.”

Juventus are currently joint second with the Azzurri – three points behind a Roma side who could potentially end the Old Lady’s quest for a third successive title.

“Winning a hat-trick of Scudetti would be an historical achievement,” the 28-year-old continued. “It has not happened at Juventus since the 1930s.”

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