Arsenal are said to be ready to switch their attentions toward Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, nicknamed the Lion King, after appearing to miss out on Palermo star Paulo Dybala, according to the Metro.
The Gunners have been keeping a close watch on the Argentine strike ace this term, but are now resigning themselves to losing out on the 21-year-old as he edges closer to a £30m switch to the Italian champions at the end of the season.
And with Dybala’s arrival, Llorente will likely be made available as he will be deemed surplus to requirements in Turin, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the 30-year-old Spaniard.
Llorente made his name at Athletic Bilbao in his homeland, but made the move to Juve in the summer of 2013, where he has been unable to hit top form, and has only managed to hit 27 goals in 82 appearances.
However, the Gunners can expect a battle for his signature, with both Tottenham and Valencia both vying for his services.