Llorente exit talk played down

Talk of Fernando Llorente leaving Juventus in January has been played down.

Last Updated: 19/09/13 at 12:23 Post Comment

Fernando Llorente: Joined Juventus in the summer

Fernando Llorente: Joined Juventus in the summer

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Reports across Europe are claiming that a host of clubs are tracking the Spain international - who only moved to Turin in the summer.

However, following his much publicised Bosman transfer from Athletic Bilbao - who refused to play him for most of last season - he has barely kicked a ball under coach Antonio Conte.

Conte has summer signing Carlos Tevez, Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella and Sebastian Giovinco all at his disposal, along with Llorente and the Spaniard is very much down the pecking order having made just one substitute appearance so far this season.

Reports in England claim Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all monitoring his situation whilst the media in his homeland claim even Barcelona are showing an interest.

However, one of the player's agents Marco Antonio Diaz Cordero is now quoted in Italy, suggesting that Llorente is not looking to move.

Calcionews24 quote Cordero as saying: "He hoped to have a better start with Juventus but it's early and it's normal that (coach, Antonio) Conte relies upon players he already knows well.

"Fernando is a great professional who works hard to convince the coach, he did not even dream of criticising Marcelo Bielsa when he kept him on the bench even though he was Athletic Bilbao's strongest player.

"Requests from other teams? Real Madrid made an offer to Bilbao in the past, but they had not found the agreement with Athletic. And many other clubs asked about him, but when there was the opportunity to come to Juventus, and Llorente was thrilled to accept it.

"Currently no club got in touch with me for January and in any case the clubs must speak with Chus, the player's brother. But Fernando is aware of his qualities and he wants to play his cards at Juventus. "


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