Date: 14th August 2019 at 7:00am
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Fernando Llorente was released by Tottenham at the end of his contract this summer, and the Lilywhites failed to re-sign the 34-year-old on reduced terms. With Harry Kane and Heung-min Son expected to be regulars in attack, Llorente may not have been keen on spending 2019/20 on the bench.

According to David Wood of the Daily Mail, Llorente has interest from Lazio, Napoli, AS Roma and Fiorentina this summer. Manchester United were also keen before the summer transfer window shut, but English clubs can still sign free transfers until September 2, as per ESPN.

Tottenham could return for the Spanish international if they feel they’re short on attacking options, but there’s been no progress on such a move. According to Football Espana, Llorente is currently training with Sevilla’s B team in order to keep fit for a potential suitor.

The Daily Mail say Lazio are setting their stall out to sign the 34-year-old by offering him a three-year deal at the Stadio Olimpico, but his future remains up in the air. Tottenham’s failure to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus on deadline day would suggest they’re still interested in another striker.

Whether bringing Llorente back is a good decision remains to be seen, however, as he didn’t make much of an impact outside of the Champions League last season – 20 Premier League appearances, one goal.

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