Last Updated: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:36
Arsenal have drawn up a list of January transfer targets and have made signing Juventus striker Fernando Llorente their top priority.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is set to renew his quest to sign a new striker when the transfer window reopens in the new year after missing out on Gonzalo Higuain, Demba Ba and Luis Suarez in the summer.
Spain international Llorente is now thought to be top of Wenger's wishlist and the latest reports say the Frenchman has stepped up his pursuit of the 28-year-old during the international break.
Llorente joined Juventus from Athletic Bilbao in the summer but has struggled to force his way into the Italian champions first XI since his arrival from Spain, starting just three games.
Llorente's lack of game time has cost him his place in the Spain set-up and he is believed to be considering his options as he bids to make the World Cup squad.
Arsenal are thought to have spoken to Juventus about a loan deal for Llorente and are hopeful of securing his services until the end of the season.
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