Liverpool Close In On Top Spanish International Signing

Anfield side keen on landing Athletic Bilbao forward.

Liverpool are regarded as the favourites to sign Fernando Llorente and could swoop for the Athletic Bilbao star in January, according to Spanish media reports.

SOURCE: Sport 360

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Speculation is rife that Athletic Bilbao will elect to cash in on Spanish international forward Fernando Llorente in January over the possibility of losing the giant striker next summer for nothing when his contract comes to a close. A number of sources claim that Liverpool are the favourites to land the 27 year old with Brendan Rodgers no doubt very keen to beef up his attacking options.

Liverpool are in desperate need of striking reinforcements after Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers saw his side fail to bring in a new addition for boost numbers on deadline-day.

The Merseyside club were said to be chasing American Clint Dempsey but were seemingly unwilling to meet Fulham’s asking price and Tottenham put in a late offer to clinch a deal to sign the Texan.

Llorente is in his ninth season in the San Mames first team and may feel he has outgrown the Basque side and could well jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League.

The 6ft 5in forward is known for his ability on the deck as well as in the air and over the past four seasons has become a prolific La Liga marksman, netting 89 goals in 188 matches.

Liverpool currently have just two recognised senior strikers, Luis Suarez & Fabio Borini, in their squad but Rodgers may also look to use youngsters Adam Morgan and Raheem Sterling to boost numbers.

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