Liverpool set to raid the continent as interest in Aston Villa striker wanes

The Sunday Telegraph are reporting that Liverpool have decided to turn their attentions to Juventus hitman Fernando Llorente and Carlos Bacca of Sevilla after being put off by Aston Villa‘s £32.5 million valuation of star striker Christian Benteke.

Llorente is understood to be surplus to requirements at Juve, who are looking to strenghten their frontline this summer with the signing of Atlético Madrid’s Mario Mandzukic

Meanwhile, Sevilla have insisted that Bacca – who scored two goals in the La Liga side’s Europa League final triumph last month – is not for sale.

A release clause in Bacca’s contract is said to be set at £21.4 million, which Sevilla say has to be met, while Juventus are looking for as much £14.3 million for 30-year-old Llorente, but may be prepared to settle for less.

Having already signed Danny Ings from Burnley this summer, the Reds are now looking to further bolster their attack, with Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli all expected to leave the club over the coming months.