Tottenham back in for Llorente

With just over a day to go before the transfer window slams shut, Tottenham Hotspur look to be one of the more active clubs in the market with Sky Sports suggesting that the Lillywhites are eyeing up at a late bid for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

The 27 year old shot to stardom last season as the spearhead of a an Athletic Bilbao attack side that reached the Europa League final, beating Manchester United in the process thanks to two goals from Llorente.

Llorente, a member of Spain’s victorious Euro 2012 squad, has been the subject of transfer talk for several big clubs this summer after he announced he would not be extending his contract at Bilbao, which currently expires next summer.

Juventus had been seen as the frontrunners for Llorente’s signature but it appears that Tottenham have now entered the chase. New manager Andre Villas-Boas is eager to strengthen his squad and in particular up front, where Spurs currently only have Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe as well as rookie Harry Kane to choose from.

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