Athletic Bilbao striker has been a linked with Arsenal for a long time and now the striker is poised to leave the Spanish side as he has announced that he will not extend his current contract. With Arsenal trying to add another attacker to their line-up, Wenger could land his long term target.
Clearly frustrated with the lack of opportunities, Llorente has been quoted saying
“I am going to leave on June 30. I want to develop as a player and try something new… The media have not helped with the negotiations and it is one of the things that has generated the bad atmosphere around me out on the pitch. This has encouraged me not to renew my contract; this and many other things… I took the decision when I went out for the first Europa League game at San Mames (in August)… Most of what has come out in the press is lies and this has turned people against me. This has meant when I run out on to the pitch people whistle at me. There is a sector of the crowd who do not want me but I feel loved by the majority.”
Llorente will fit perfectly into Arsene’s budget as the player will be available on a cut price deal.
Lampard to Arsenal ? Is it really possible ?
According to Daily-mail Arsenal wants to bring in Lampard in a hope to add spine to their midfield. The England international is set to become a free agent next summer and with a surplus amount of midfielders available at disposal, Chelsea may cash in on the the player.
Zenit St Petersburg ace Hulk has put Europe’s biggest clubs on notice after admitting a rift with coach Luciano Spalletti.
The Brazilian, who was a target for Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG before leaving Porto for Russia this season, says he could be forced to move if Spalletti stays.
“I’m fine in St. Petersburg, and so are my family and my son is fine. But if we do not resolve the situation with Luciano Spalletti I could leave in January,” declared Hulk.
“I do not know if Italy would be my destination, but anything can happen.”