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Llorente rumours ‘come as surprise’ to Man Utd board, striker available on Bosman

Gianluca di Marzio revealed on Tuesday night that Manchester United are looking at a move for former Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente.

The Spaniard, 34, left Spurs at the end of the season, with his contract expiring which leaves him free to join a new club on a Bosman.

The former Athletic Bilbao, Juventus, Sevilla and Swansea man would come with tons of experience and would be seen as a back-up option if Romelu Lukaku is sold.

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Lukaku isn’t even showing up for training and spent yesterday with former club Anderlecht, and Simon Stone of BBC Sport claims United could fine the Belgian for not showing up for work.

With the English window shutting on August 8 at 5pm, United are running out of time to get players in, but the Llorente reports have been quashed by Press Association journalist Simon Peach, who claims talk of a move has come as a surprise to those behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

He adds that it remains to be seen if United will make a move for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic given how the Lukaku-Dybala swap deal collapsed.

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