Solskjaer breaks silence on surprise Man Utd Llorente move

Matt Stead

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Manchester United are not interested in signing Fernando Llorente, contrary to reports.

Llorente emerged as a surprise target after the closure of the Premier League transfer window, with some reports suggesting he had even been offered a two-year contract.

The striker was released by Tottenham at the end of last season and remains without a club.

It was suggested that the north London side could even bring him back on a short-term deal, but no such move has come to fruition.

And with United selling Romelu Lukaku while negotiating a deal to offload Alexis Sanchez, Llorente would offer much-needed alternatives as a forward option at Old Trafford.

But Solskjaer ruled out not only his arrival, but any involving a free agent on Friday.

“We are not looking at any more signings,” he said.

So yeah.