Tottenham & Arsenal go head-to-head in pursuit of £8.5m forward

White Hart Lane and Emirates Stadium sides battle for experienced marksman.

Tottenham and Arsenal are set for battle in pursuit of Juventus forward Fernando Llorente according to the Metro.

The 30-year-old is set to leave Juventus after the Turin side brought in Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic from Palermo and Atletico Madrid respectively.

The Serie A side saw Carlos Tevez leave for Boca Juniors but can also call upon Spanish forward Alvaro Morata, leaving World Cup winner Llorente out in the cold.

It would take a fee of £8.5m to bring in the former Athletic Bilbao man, who has netted 23 goals in 65 Serie A appearances.


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Prior to his move to Italy the lanky Spanish international bagged 118 goals for Athletic Bilbao and could offer either Arsene Wenger or Mauricio Pochettino a strong option in the final third.

Fernando Llorente has the physique to thrive in the Premier League and has the experience to prove a very decent signing given the relatively low asking price.

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