Juventus back in Llorente hunt

The Serie A powerhouse have revived their interest in the Spain international as other targets are proving difficult to acquire
By Romeo Agresti

Juventus have turned their attentions back to Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente as the chase for Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund has ground to a halt, Goal.com can reveal.

The Bianconeri had made the Poland international their primary target in the transfer market, and contacted BVB earlier this week to enquire about the striker's availability.

Nevertheless, Dortmund are in no rush to sell Lewandowski to Juve as they aim to hold on to the prolific hitman, while there is also interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.

The Serie A champions have therefore turned their attentiona to La Liga and are ready to make a €7 million offer for Llorente in the January transfer window.

Juve attempted to lure the Spain international to Turin during the summer but Athletic refused to sell the 27-year-old.

The Bianconeri are hopeful that the Basque side will now be willing to cash in on Llorente, though, as the striker remains reluctant to sign a new deal, and could leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Llorente has not featured in the Champions League yet this season, and would therefore be eligible for the Old Lady in the round of 16.