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Llorente talks advanced - Juve chief

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta says that talks to sign Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente are advanced.

The striker is out of contract this summer and discussing a move on a free transfer to the Serie A champions.

“We are waiting for news. We have looked at players who are out of contract on June 30 and I will not hide that the talks with Llorente, or at least his agents, are very advanced,” Marotta Sky Italia this week.

“From that point of view I am very optimistic that it can be finished quickly, although a contract which begins on July 1 is expected.”

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