Arsenal have approached Athletic Bilbao to open talks over Fernando Llorente.Marca says manager Arsene Wenger has spoken to Athletic and asked to be kept informed if another club makes a move for the 27-year-old, leading to speculation that he will match any other bid.

Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League goal of the season against West Ham but there are fears Robin Van Persie has not been adequately replaced - with Llorente seen as a possible solution.