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Fernando Llorente wants to join Arsenal in January in order to save his World Cup dream, according to the Mirror.
The Juventus striker only joined the Turin club this summer after leaving Athletic Bilbao but has found first team opportunities difficult to come by since moving to Italy.
Former Manchester City ace Carlos Tevez is currently above the 28-year-old in the pecking order, and with Llorente desperate to get regular playing time to break into the Spain squad, Arsenal have been put on alert.
The Gunners are keen to add to their strike force in the January window, and are weighing up the possibility of a loan move for the Juve man, which would seem to suit both parties.
Arsenal view Llortene as a “stop-gap” and are looking for more long-term options up front, but with Lukas Podolski out until the New Year, realise they are light in attack.
Llorente could fill in for the short-term and provide competition for Oliver Giroud, who is the Gunner’s only fit senior striker at present.
Arsenal remain keen on signing Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, whom they bid 1 over 40 million for over the summer, but the Reds will be reluctant to sell in January, particularly if they’re still in the title race.
And with the possibility of landing the Uruguayan in the winter window looking slim, Llorente would appear to be a suitable back-up option.
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