Report: Tottenham target Fernando Llorente offered to AC Milan

Fernando Llorente

Tottenham are keen on signing the Juventus striker this summer.

It has been reported by Tuttosport that Spurs want to sign Llorente this summer, and will have to pay out roughly £8.5 million to sign the striker.

However, the latest report in Tuttosport suggests that Spurs have competition for Llorente’s signature, with Juve offering the forward to their Serie A rivals AC Milan.

The striker, 30, has struggled to impress since moving to Italy from Athletic Club, scoring only 27 goals in 90 games. He has not enjoyed the same kind of goal return which earned him a move to Turin, but will still leave the club with an impressive trophy haul.

Spurs have long been keen on adding the striker to their ranks, and with their qualification for European football they hold a trump card over Milan.

However, Juve have actively offered Llorente to Milan, suggesting that they are keen on the striker staying in Italy rather than moving to White Hart Lane. It is stated that Llorente has already held talks with Milan officials, and Juventus offered him to the club when the talks became public knowledge.

Despite holding talks with the forward, it is suggested that Milan are pondering whether to take up the option to sign him, but they are yet unwilling to sanction a deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic still their prime target.

This delay could allow Spurs to steal in ahead of Milan in the race to sign Llorente, but if they truly want to agree a deal with the forward, the North London club should move quickly with Juve’s offer to Milan already on the table.

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