Report: Swansea bid £6 million for ex-Spain international Fernando Llorente

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Swansea City have been linked with Fernando Llorente.

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

According to the Daily Mail, Swansea City have made a bid of £6 million for Spanish hitman Fernando Llorente.

The report claims that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has made the Sevilla striker his side’s top target as they head in to the new Premier League campaign without a recognised central striker.

The Swans have been fairly quiet in the transfer market this summer, with some attention being on shifting players out as forwards Bafetimbi Gomis, Eder and Alberto Paloschi have all left.

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

It leaves the Welsh club with Andre Ayew as their only player capable of playing as a centre-forward, though it’s far more likely he will feature in a wider role with Gylfi Sigurdsson acting as a number 10.

Llorente has long been linked with a move to the Premier League following his success at Athletic Bilbao, however ensuing spells at Juventus and Sevilla haven’t quite worked out for the 31-year-old.

A move back to the Basque region has been heavily mooted in the press, yet the Daily Mail claim suitors Real Sociedad now have competition from Swansea with a bid tabled for the forward.

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Llorente, a 24-cap Spain international whose last appearance for La Roja came in 2013, netted over 100 goals in 333 appearances in all competitions for Atheltic Bilbao during a nine-year spell at the San Mames club.

At 31, he still has plenty to offer and at £6 million he could represent a real bargain for Swansea, who must find at least one striker this summer.

Juventus' Fernando Llorente (L-R) celebrates with his teammates Kwadwo Asamoah and Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring against Palermo

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