Date: 1st June 2012 at 4:20pm
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Arsenal are apparently tracking down Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente.

The 27-year-old has only one-year left on his current deal and it is thought that Arsene Wenger is monitoring the situation closely.

The big stumbling block for Arsenal however would his buyout clause which stands at £28 million.

Having scored 17 goals for Bilbao last season in La Liga, Llorente earned a place in the Spanish national side for Euro 2012 and has attracted interest from around Europe.

It is thought however this potential move will only happen if Robin van Persie decides to leave the Gunners.

Personally, I cannot see this move happening, regardless of if Arsenal lose RVP or not for the simple reason that Wenger will shudder at the £28 million buyout clause, this amount is £13 million more than our current record signing Andrey Arshavin!

Don’t get me wrong, I think Llorente would be a fantastic signing for the club, but if any Arsenal fan honestly believes that we are going to go out and spend £28 million on a player then they obviously need their head examined, not to mention Llorente is in the last year of his contract and will more than likely want to stay in Spain.

Should Wenger splash out £28 million for Llorente or should the Frenchman look elsewhere?

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