Report: Liverpool re-enter race for Tottenham target Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente

Tottenham linked Fernando Llorente is attracting renewed interest from Liverpool.

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente is attracting interest from Liverpool, reports GianlucadiMarzio.com.

The Spaniard was strongly linked to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the week, with Italian newspaper Tuttosport claiming they are weighing up making an offer of around £10 million.

Former Athletic Bilbao striker Llorente has struggled to re-capture his La Liga form in Italy, and scored only nine goals last season.

The Champions League finalist is now 30, and has seen his chances of playing time decrease after the Italian champions signed Paulo Dybala and Simone Zaza.

GianlucadiMarzio.com report Liverpool are closely monitoring the striker, who has two years remaining on his contract.

Also expressing an interest are Rafa Benitez's Real Madrid, who Llorente would likely make his first choice destination. GianlucadiMarzio.com report he finds a return to Spain preferable.

Llorente's agent was quoted last week by Football Italia refusing to rule out interest from Porto, while Inside Spanish Football have reported interest from Monaco.

The striker would represent a risky buy for either Liverpool or Spurs, who themselves are attempting to offload another Spaniard, Roberto Soldado.

He has not scored consistently since 2011/12, is unproven in English football and is not a long-term solution for either side.

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