Man City encouraged in pursuit of Athletic Bilbao striker Llorente

Manchester City are monitoring Fernando Llorente's situation at Athletic Bilbao. The centre-forward is a top target for City boss Roberto Mancini, who is a big fan if the Spain international.

Manchester City are monitoring Fernando Llorente's situation at Athletic Bilbao.

The centre-forward is a top target for City boss Roberto Mancini, who is a big fan if the Spain international.

Bilbao has pulled back from offering new terms to Llorente, who is now entering the final year of his contract and his lack of action at the Euros has sparked concerns of his price plummeting in the open market.

Mancini, who is determined to find a replacement for the want-away Edin Dzeko, knows he could snap up Llorente for a bargain fee after the Euros if the situation persists.

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