Sevilla president comments on Llorente future amid reports of Everton interest

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

Everton were linked with a move for the Spanish striker this week.

Sevilla's Fernando Llorente and Adil Rami (R) during trainingSevilla's Fernando Llorente and Adil Rami (R) during training

Sevilla president Jose Castro has told Eco Diario that they will consider bids for Fernando Llorente, amid reported interest from Everton.

According to ESPN, Everton are eyeing a move for Sevilla striker this summer. The Blues are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window, as Ronald Koeman has been offered big funds by shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

Sevilla's Coke, Diogo Figueiras (C) and Fernando Llorente (R) during trainingSevilla's Coke, Diogo Figueiras (C) and Fernando Llorente (R) during training

One area he may look to improve is up front, with Oumar Niasse and Arouna Kone failing to prove they are serious back up options to Romelu Lukaku last season.

A player they are reported to be looking at is Llorente, who has struggled to shine at the Europa League champions since arriving from Juventus last summer.

Sevilla's Coke and Fernando Llorente celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League FinalSevilla's Coke and Fernando Llorente celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League Final

And their president Jose Castro has admitted they will consider any bids should they arrive for the forward.

“There haven’t been any approaches for the player, if there are any we will study it,” he told Eco Diario.

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

It remains to be seen whether Everton will make a serious offer for Llorente in this summer transfer window.

It would not be a surprising move from Koeman, who has often employed his sides with a big, aerially commanding striker. Graziano Pelle fulfilled that role for him at Southampton and perhaps he is eyeing Llorente to do it at Everton.

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