Liga - Llorente not poised for Juventus move

Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente will not join Juventus in January, according to the La Liga club's president Jusu Urrutia.

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Fernando Llorente, Athletic Bilbao. 2012

Llorente has been linked with a move to the Italian champions over the summer, but Urratia insists the striker will remain with Athletic until his contract runs out in 2013. Llorente has yet to start a game for Athletic this term.

“I have read and heard a lot of things about the future of Fernando Llorente,” said Urrutia. “But none of them are true.

“There is nothing new from our perspective – we do not want to get rid of him. The team is more competitive with Fernando.”

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