Report: Sevilla bid looming for Stoke City, Tottenham-linked striker Fernando Llorente

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Sevilla have reportedly joined Crystal Palace, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur in the hunt for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente.

According to Spanish publication AS, Sevilla are preparing an eight-figure bid in order to sign in-demand striker Fernando Llorente and his Juventus teammate Mauricio Isla.

Llorente, 30, has fallen out of favour in Turn and the Serie A champions’ recent addition of Mario Mandzukic has pushed the Spanish international closer to the exit door.

A host of clubs are reportedly interested in his services, with the Italian paper TMW at the weekend accrediting Crystal Palace and Stoke City as newcomers in the race for his signature.

Moreover, fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur is said to be a keen admirer, as per Tuttosport, as head coach Mauricio Pochettino eyes an alternative for striker Harry Kane.

However, the leading candidates to sign Llorente comes from his native Spain in the form of Europa League winners Sevilla, with Spanish paper AS stating that a tempting bid is forthcoming.

Should the Premier League trio make a last-ditch attempt to sign Llorente?

Standing at 6ft 4inch, Llorente’s physical attributes would arguably see him stand in good stead in the Premier League but he wouldn’t exactly come cheap.

Spurs have had their fair share of bad luck in the strikers' department in recent years, with Roberto Soldado’s failure to shine perhaps prompting a rethink in strategy in regards to foreign forwards.

The former Athletic Bilbao man would be a coup for Stoke or Palace, but with their budget arguably tighter than their fellow transfer rivals, perhaps they would be better off looking elsewhere.

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