Arsenal target set for £10.7m Premier League transfer after rejecting Real Madrid

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Tottenham Hotspur look to have beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Real Madrid to the signing of Juventus’ Fernando Llorente.

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Italian newspaper Tuttosport, cited in the Metro, claim that Spurs have tabled a £10.7m bid for the Juve striker, and the Metro have reported that the Serie A giants will allow the Spain international to leave this summer.

Arsenal and Liverpool, along with Liga BBVA giants Real Madrid, are rumoured to be interested in his signature; however, according to the Metro, the 30-year-old has rejected the trio and is keen on a switch to White Hart Lane.

The news should come as exciting news to supporters of the north London outfit – given Mauricio Pochettino could face a startling shortage of attacking firepower next season.

Roberto Soldado is still failing to prove his worth in the Premier League following his £26m transfer from Valencia in the summer of 2013 and has been linked with a return to Spain [via The Guardian], while Emmanuel Adebayor, according to the Daily Mail, has ‘no chance’ of playing a part in Pochettino’s first-team in the 2015-16 campaign.

This, therefore, may leave just 21-year-old Harry Kane to lead the line, and while the England international certainly proved his capability at being a first-choice striker – scoring 29 goals last term – Tottenham may be keen on acquiring competition for his position – or perhaps even a partner.

Reports, back in February [via the Metro], claimed that the Lilywhites were eyeing a Kane-Llorente partnership – which could very well prove true this summer, while Christian Benteke of Aston Villa has also been linked with a move to White Hart Lane [The Sun].

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