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

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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. "


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Europa League: Celtic manager Ronny Deila hoping for 'easiest' draw in round of 32

Manager Ronny Deila is hoping for the "easiest" Europa League draw for Celtic as he turns his focus on the Scottish Cup.

Premier League: Everton midfielder James McCarthy waits on hamstring scan results

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will give midfielder James McCarthy all the time he needs to overcome hamstring trouble.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero as important as Messi and Ronaldo

Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero is as important to Man City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property