Llorente gives hope to Man City and Spurs as Spain striker admits Premier League appeals
10:16 GMT, 12 December 2012
Fernando Llorente has opened up on his future and admitted a move to Tottenham or Manchester City could be on his radar.
Juventus remain strong favourites to win the battle for the Athletic Bilbao frontrunner, but he was adamant he has yet to make a decision on his next club.
Out of contract at the end of the season, Llorente confirmed he was aware of interest from at least two of the Barclays Premier League's leading clubs and insisted playing in England was a prospect he was ready to consider.
On alert: Manchester City and Spurs want Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente
'I am approaching the date when I can think about signing for another club,' he told Sky Sports.
'I am happy to let my brother and representatives deal with that, so I can concentrate on playing for Athletic.
'But I really like the Premier League in England, and I have already mentioned more than once that it is a league that appeals to me.
'You never know. It could be a good option for me, but we will have to wait and see what happens.'
Italian job Serie A giants Juventus remain favourites to sign Llorente
Despite what sounds like an encouraging message for Tottenham and City, who are both keen to sign him for a cut-price fee in next month's transfer window, Juventus remain confident they will add him to their ranks for nothing at the end of the season.
Much of the groundwork has already been done, after Llorente fell out with Athletic's coaching staff and made it clear he would not be signing another contract, and Juve's hierarchy believe an agreement is in place to take him to Turin in the summer.