However, Juve not interested in selling Spaniard.
Reports in the Spanish media have claimed that Juventus striker Fernando Llorente could make an almost immediate return to La Liga.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, the 28-year-old is a target of Spanish giants Barcelona, but as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport it is unlikely that the Bianconeri would be willing to listen to offers.
The Spanish international joined the Turin giants earlier this summer on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao, and despite early struggles with his new team-mates he is expected to play a vital role in Antonio Conte’s push for more silverware.
Juventus are looking to clinch a third consecutive Scudetto this year, while the reasoning behind bringing in the likes of Llorente and Carlos Tevez was in order for the club to compete in Europe.
Gazzetta have suggested that there are two reasons behind the Bianconeri’s unwillingness to sell, not only does Conte believe in the quality of the Spaniard, but there is little time for the Serie A champions to find an adequate replacement so late in the transfer window.
There has been no official word from either club on the speculation, but the Spanish media are confident that Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino is keen to bolster his options in attack.
However, if he had harboured hopes of tempting Llorente back to Spain after just two months, he is likely to be left disappointed as Juventus see the Spaniard as an important piece of their squad for the season ahead.