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Tottenham Favourites to Break Transfer Record to Land Giant £31m Striker

White Hart Lane may be the perfect location for Spanish international Fernando Llorente.

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Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports emanating from Spain.

The Bavarians will battle Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham for the services of the 26-year-old forward.

Spanish publication AS claims that Llorente tops the German’s summer wish-list as the Bundesliga champions want to find a suitable strike partner for Mario Gomez.

Bayern have struggled on the domestic scene this term and want to add more firepower to their ranks for next season.

Llorente will not come on the cheap though as Athletic reportedly turned down a mega bid from Spurs in the winter transfer window and los Leones have insisted that interested suitors must meet his £31 million buyout clause to land the Spain international striker.

Llorente leads the club in scoring with 15 goals this season.

SOURCE: Goal.com

The race for big burly striker Fernando Llorente is beginning to heat up with the Spanish international seemingly exit bound and a queue forming for his services it appears that Tottenham may be winning the race to sign the in form front man.

Over the past four seasons Llorente has steadily improved his game and now appears ready to leave his Basque side for pastures new and whilst talk of a move to Real Madrid increases it seems that Jose Mourinho has his sights set on a number of other players rather than than the 6ft 5in Pamplona bull.

The Bernabeu boss still appears to have hopes of landing Carlos Tevez and may at a push look to make the move for Emmanuel Adebayor a permanent one and given that Karim Benzema is now purring into form and Gonzalo Higuain is on the road to recovery, perhaps a move to Real would not suit Llorente.

Man United’s supposed interest makes little sense as Sir Alex Ferguson has three top quality strikers at his beck and call, in the shape of Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. Bayern Munich are struggling at present so a move to the Allianz Arena may not appeal either.

However with Tottenham making big waves in the Champions League and with Harry Redknapp seemingly not happy with his current crop of strikers, a move to White Hart Lane may be one that suits all parties. Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch have been woefully inconsistent this term and as such the Spurs boss may well be ready to pay the big fee to land the big Spanish striker.

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