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Arsenal Line Up January Move for £15m World Cup Winner as Arsene Wenger Looks to Beef Up Attacking Options

Emirates Stadium side set sights on La Liga forward.

Arsenal have joined the race for Spanish hitman Fernando Llorente with the Athletic Bilbao striker delaying signing a new deal with the club.

The 27-year-old has interested Arsene Wenger for a while and is out of contract next summer with his club looking to cash in on him in January if he does not put pen to paper.

Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested in picking up the striker who is valued at around £15million, according to Metro.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Lukas Podolski has already bedded in nicely since his move from Koln, three goals in his last four matches, but fellow summer signing Olivier Giroud is struggling to make an impact. Therefore it makes a great deal of sense to consider a move to beef up the Gunners striking options.

27 year old Spanish international Fernando Llorente may well be the ideal man for that job. The consistent La Liga forward would add a much needed striking alternative to Arsene Wenger’s forward line and the Athletic Bilbao man could be the man to play alongside Lukas Podolski and leading the line up front for the Gunners.

The fact that a player of Llorente’s quality can be picked up ‘on the cheap’ when the transfer window will not have gone unnoticed by the prudently run North London club and having scored 89 goals over the past four seasons the 6ft 5in Pamplona marksman has the quality, and physique, to make it in the English top tier.

£15m may be a tad to steep a price to pay for a player who six months later will be available on a free, but a lot could depend on where Arsenal stand in both the Premier and Champions League and just how Giroud has progressed by the time the transfer window re-opens.

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