Last Updated: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:41
Reported Manchester City target Fernando Llorente has revealed he would welcome a move to the Premier League.
The Spain international striker is set to depart Athletic Bilbao when his contract expires next summer, if not in the January transfer window.
Italian champions Juventus have been heavily linked with a swoop for the forward but Llorente has admitted he would welcome a switch to England, with City, Spurs and Arsenal all credited with an interest.
"I really like the Premier League and I've mentioned on more than one occasion that it's a league which appeals to me a lot," Llorente told Sky Sports.
"You never know. It's one good option in terms of my future but we'll have to wait until the end of the season to see what happens."
The striker will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a Premier League club in January, or indeed any club outside of Spain, and Llorente has indicated this could be a possibility.
He added: "It is true that we are approaching the date when I can sign for other clubs.
"I'm trying to keep it so that it is something which is managed by my brother and my representatives. That leaves me to focus on my football and help my team, Athletic, and nothing else, maintain focus."
There have been reports claiming the forward has already agreed to join Juventus, but Llorente has rejected the speculation.
"No. That's totally untrue," Llorente said on the Juventus reports.
"I think it's normal that people talk about these things, but ultimately you have to respect the rules.
"I am an Athletic player and, until January 1, I cannot sign with any other team."
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