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Man City eye Spanish star after talks with agent

Manchester City want to sign Spanish star Fernando Llorente and have already had formal talks with his agent according to Spanish daily, AS.

Roberto Mancini’s side secured their first English league crown in 44 years on Sunday after a dramatic game at the Etihad Stadium saw City score two stoppage time goals against QPR to pip cross-town rival United to the title.

The blues already have a wealth of attacking talent  at the club however AS claim City are very serious about their interest in Athletic Club’s Llorente and met the player’s brother, who is also his agent, at a La Rioja winery on 27 April.

It is claimed City see the 27-year-old as the perfect strike partner for Argentine international Sergio Aguero, who scored the goal that clinched the Premier League title at the weekend; a scenario which could see Edin Dzeko return to Germany where the Bosnian has already being linked to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

Llorente was not named in Vicente del Bosque’s prelimenary Spanish squad yesterday as Athletic and Barcelona are yet to face each other in the Copa del Rey final at the Vicente Calderon on 25 May, however he looks certain to make the final squad that will attempt to retain their European Championship title in Poland and the Ukraine next month.

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