Striker could snub Emirates Stadium or Anfield moves for Turin.
Arsenal and Liverpool target Fernando Llorente is reportedly set to meet Juventus officials on Monday in a bid to thrash out a deal that will see him leave Athletic Bilbao next month.
Tuttosport claim that the player and his representatives will meet with officials from Juventus and Athletic in Bilbao on Monday in a bid to secure a move.
But they also believe that Juventus are refusing to offer over £3.3m to sign Llorente in January, arguing that they would be able to sign him for nothing in the summer.
And if Athletic accept it will be up to the English sides to decide whether they want to match the bid.
Bad news for Arsenal and Liverpool fans.
The duo’s top striking target Fernando Llorente is reportedly set for talks with Serie A giants Juventus next week.
The Spain international is wanted man and, with his contract at Athletic Bilbao set to expire at the end of the season, the 27-year-old is free to talk with foreign clubs in January.
Bilbao have insisted that the player will not be sold next month, despite the distinct likelihood that the powerful forward will walk away for nothing in the summer, but frankly Llorente’s days at San Mames are numbered.
The striker has started just one La Liga match all season and has faced boos by sections of the Bilbao support, who feel he has betrayed the club.
The striker is desperate for Champions League football, which would make a switch to Juventus appealing, although Arsenal are also in need of a striker and can the offer Llorente the prospect of a mouth-watering clash with Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.
The Gunners’ top-target Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is reportedly set to sign a new deal at Schalke next week and if Llorente also slips through Arsene Wenger’s fingers, it could prove another embarrassing week for the Frenchman.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have monitored Llorente for some time but are close to signing Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge, which should ease the pain of missing out on the Spaniard.
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