Barcelona willing to pay top price for Bilbao ace Llorente

Barcelona sports chief Txiki Beguiristain is ready to move for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

Barcelona sports chief Txiki Beguiristain is ready to move for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

Barca intend to sign a quality striker in the summer, even if Samuel Eto'o agrees terms over a new contract, and Sport says Llorente is top of their shopping list.

The Spain international's buyout clause is £28 million and Beguiristain hasn't ruled out paying top price for the prolific forward.

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