Llorente set to join Sevilla

Sevilla have confirmed that Fernando Llorente is set to sign for them from Juventus.

The two clubs are yet to agree upon a fee, but the Bianconeri have reduced their initial asking price of €15 million to €12m and the eventual fee could be even less than that as an agreement draws closer.

A season-long loan deal remains an option for both clubs, though Llorente has given the green light to a permanent move to the Europa League holders and the Spanish side confirmed his imminent medical late on Wednesday.

“Llorente travels to Sevilla with the permission of Juventus,” the club tweeted.

Llorente is surplus to requirements after Juve signed Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Simone Zaza this summer following the sale of Carlos Tevez to Boca Juniors.

Head coach Massimiliano Allegri could also allow Mauricio Isla to leave for Sevilla, though negotiations over that deal are in their early stages.

The wing-back spent last season on loan at QPR and the arrival of Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal means he is again likely to be on the fringes of the Juve squad.

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