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.
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.
As reported elsewhere, Lukaku can expect to be fined for missing training @ManUtd yesterday.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) August 7, 2019
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.
Talk of former #THFC striker Fernando Llorente heading to #MUFC is understood to have come as a surprise to those behind the scenes at Old Trafford. Remains to be seen how Lukaku-Dybala swap collapse impacts any move for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 7, 2019