La Liga giants join Arsenal and Man United in race for Spain striker

Athletic Bilbao have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to sign Juventus star Fernando Llorente, according to reports from the Daily Star.

Llorente has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, with the Gunners and United both looking to sign a striker before the end of the transfer window.

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However, the English duo are not alone in the chase, with Sevilla and now Bilbao hoping to lure the Spain international back to La Liga.

Despite the departure of Carlos Tevez to Boca Juniors, the 30-year-old is set to see himself pushed down the pecking order after the Serie A champions signed Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, and Simone Zaza during the summer.

And Bilbao will hope that Llorente will consider a return to his former club, with the attacker scoring 118 goals during his time at the San Mames Stadium from 2005-2013.

Last season, Llorente made 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals.