Fernando Llorente’s agent has revealed the Athletic Bilbao striker could be set for a move to the Premier League before the transfer window closes.
The Spain international hit 30 goals in all competitions last season and is being hunted by a clutch of Europe’s elite clubs after deciding not to renew his contract at the San Mames with a just a year left to run.
Italian champions Juventus have been heavily linked with Llorente for much of the summer as they chase a prolific frontman but their interest as since cooled.
His agent Carlos Arino Bajo admitted the 27-year-old could now be set for a move to England with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur rumoured to be in the mix.
“Tomorrow [Wednesday] Llorente will speak to his destination,” He told the Daily Telegraph. “It is very, very possible he will decide to go to the Premier League.
“I don’t know the [choice of] club at the moment but there are two [interested] clubs. One is in London, and one is in Manchester.”
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is determined to bring a European quality striker to White Hart Lane this month after breaking off talks with Manchester City’s Emmanuel Adebayor due to his wage demands exceeding the budget set by chairman Daniel Levy.
Villas-Boas will face competition from Champions City for Llorente’s signature after they saw Sergio Aguero stretched off in their opening game of the season against Southampton on Sunday.
Roberto Macini is keen to freshen up his attacking options at the Etihad Stadium and could be willing to let Edin Dzeko and Adebayor move to North London if it meant creating space in his squad for the Spaniard.
Chelsea are also said to be monitoring developments but are concentrating on other targets as Roberto Di Matteo steps up his pursuit of Hulk and Edinson Cavani.