Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Tottenham

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 0 - 1 Man City

Sunday, 03 May 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Bilbao rule out Llorente sale

Athletic Bilbao have stated that Fernando Llorente will not be allowed to leave the club in the winter transfer window in a bid to end speculation about his future.

Last Updated: 15/11/12 at 18:34 Post Comment

Fernando Llorente: Not allowed to leave in January

Fernando Llorente: Not allowed to leave in January

More of the games that matter

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

The Basque Country outfit's president Jose Urrutia announced that the striker would stay as Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and several clubs are linked with his services in January.

"Llorente will not be going anywhere in the winter transfer market and we will not be signing anyone," he said.

"We took a decision at the start of the season on economic, sporting and philosophical grounds. Athletic are stronger and more competitive with Fernando in the ranks."

Llorente has lost favour with Bilbao supporters after reports in the summer that he would prefer to leave, but Urrutia thinks that the player does not think like that.

"I do not know if things have changed, but I can only go on what Fernando has said too," he continued.

"I have read and heard things and I do not know if they are true. He is an important player for us and the club is to him.

"Over the next few months I do not know if he will see Athletic as his first option but at the moment there is no news.

"We can only hope that he feels we match his sporting ambitions and that he will stay here."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Serie A round-up: Roma up to second, Milan receive fastest red card

Roma moved up to second in the table after Lazio were held by Atalanta, while AC Milan played 89 minutes with 10 men.

Ligue 1 round-up: Monaco hammer Toulouse, PSG go top, Lens relegated

Monaco hammered Toulouse to stay third, while PSG regained top spot and Lens' relegation was confirmed.

La Liga round-up: Valencia tighten grip on fourth, Malaga's poor run continues

Valencia eased their way to a 3-1 win at home to Eibar to tighten their grip on the fourth Champions League spot.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company