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Tottenham Eyeing Dramatic Late Deal For Spanish International Fernando Llorente

Levy lining-up a deadline day special.

Tottenham Hotspur are lining-up a last minute deal for want-away Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente, reports Sky Sports.

The Spaniard is keen to leave Sam Mames this summer after turning down a contract extension at the club but a proposed move to Serie A giants Juventus fell through.

Spurs have been tracking the Spaniard for some time and reportedly showed the 27-year-old around their training ground last summer.

New Tottenham head-coach Andre Villas-Boas is keen to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window closes on Friday but has been frustrated in his attempts to land Loic Remy of Marseille and Willian of Shakhtar.

Llorente is regarded as one of the best forwards in Europe but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly hopeful of pulling off a surprise coup before the close of play on Friday.

Spurs have money to burn after selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid for £33m and Bilbao are thought to be demanding around £18m for the Spanish international.


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