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Transfer news: Fernando Llorente could leave Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao insist they will not let Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United target Fernando Llorente leave the club for less than his €36 million buy-out clause.
The Spain international striker has only 12 months left to run on his contract and has told the club he wants to move on.
Tottenham reportedly want Llorente to lead their attack, while United could be sounding him out as a possible alternative to Arsenal’s Robin van Persie.
But Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urruti says the club will hold out for a huge offer.
“If the player does not really want to be at this club, [someone] has to pay his buyout clause,” Urrutia told Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.
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