Llorente: Tevez & I are great together

The Spain international talks up his professional relationship with the Argentine and insists that his recent purple patch in front of goal is not a coincidence
Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has talked up his strike partnership with Carlos Tevez and played down suggestions that he is unhappy at the club.

The Spain international scored the opening goal in the Bianconeri's 3-0 thrashing of Napoli on Sunday, with Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba sealing an impressive win for the reigning Serie A champions.

As exclusively revealed by Goal, Arsenal were prompted by the forward's struggles to break into Antonio Conte's first team and want to sign him on loan in January, though the club are adamant that he is not for sale, and Llorente says that he has worked hard to turn his form around.

"I always try to help the team with my movement," he told Sky Sport.

"My improvement is no coincidence but came from hard work. I get on very well with Carlos Tevez and I am happy to be at the club."

The victory over Rafa Benitez's men moved Juve to within point of Serie A leaders Roma after Rudi Garcia's men dropped points at home to Sassuolo and the 28-year-old is aware of the importance of beating a title rival.

"Roma drew earlier and we knew that we had a great opportunity to close on them," Llorente added. "A win, especially against Napoli, is very important, even if there's a long road yet to the Scudetto."

Juve return to action after the international window with a Serie A clash at Livorno on November 24.