With the imminent arrival of Fernando Llorente in the summer from Athletic Bilbao, according to reports from the Daily Mail, Juventus are said to be planning to recruit the Spaniard’s strike colleague.
The Italian giants have previously shown interest in Luis Suarez but have demonstrated their admiration for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez should they fail to secure the Uruguayan’s signature.
Despite earlier reports last week regarding Suarez’s talks in front of Uruguayan journalists with reference to his future, prising the Liverpool striker away from Anfield may seem testing as the Reds maintain their stance on keeping their prize asset.
Hernandez, portrayed as an off-the-bench player at Old Trafford has articulated his frustration at becoming fourth choice striker for the Premier League front runners. The Mexican has also attracted interest from the red and white stripes of Atletico Madrid as the Spanish unit will look to find a replacement for the inevitable departure of Radamel Falcao.
Turin based Juve sit top of Serie A looking to gain back to back league titles. Despite the likes of Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella, Matri, Sebastian Giovinco, Nicolas Anelka and Arsenal loanee Niklas Bendtner on their books, with Llorente pending following a signed pre-agreement, the Italians seem to be hunting for the perfect combination in the final third.
The likes of Quagliarella and Matri may depart after rhythmic speculation concerning their futures and Bendtner’s next destination always seems a little unplanned and erratic.
Luis Suarez has provoked a host of connections as news has welcomed vast amounts of interest from ‘international clubs’ despite admitting he is happy in Merseyside. The forward has spoke of his desire to play in the Champions League and with the lack of this at Anfield recently, the controversial striker may find an offer elsewhere far too tempting.
Juventus play Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena a week on Tuesday in the Champions League quarter finals before hosting the German league leaders in the return leg on Wednesday 10th April.