According to reports making the round, Arsenal are said to be sitting in pole position in the race to sign Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, says reports.
Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in the summer, and this has seen the club linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks
Reports in Italy claims, Arsene Wenger is ready to offer £8.5million for the Spaniard services and the reports also says, the Gunners would be the more likely club to sign the 6 ft 5 tall striker who joined Juve in 2013 for free from Athletico Bilbao.
30, Juventus and Spanish international is believed to be the ‘surprise’ transfer target of Red Devil manager Louis Van Gaal, but it is understood Llorente is keen on a move to Real Madrid but it is more likely for the deal not to push through as manager Rafael Benitez has made it clear he will be using Cristiano Ronaldo upfront for next season.
Llorente, appears surplus to requirements in Turin following the recent arrivals of Paulo Dybala and Simone Zaza; It is believed Llorente is favoured ahead of Benzema to make the switch to the Emirates this summer transfer window.