Juventus have informed Athletic Bilbao that they intend to begin negotiations with Fernando Llorente over a summer move.
The Spanish club have released a note on their website where they have revealed that the Italian club have told them of their intentions to sign him on a free transfer.
The Spanish international is now free to talk to interested parties seeing as his contract with the Bilbao outfit will expire in June.
The Old Lady have been linked with the player, who also has admirers in the Premiership, since last summer.
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