Fernando Llorente

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Jan 5th, 2013
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Drogba in action for Shanghai Shenhua. Image: Eugene Hoshiko/AP/Press Association Images JUVENTUS COACH ANTONIO Conte appears to have reiterated his opposition to the club signing former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Conte, who returned to the bench in mid-December following a four-month ban, added ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2012
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Didier Drogba has emerged as a surprise transfer alternative for Juventus who fear being priced out of a deal for Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente. Although Drogba only moved to Shanghai Shenua this summer, financial problems at the Chinese club following a share dispute means the Ivorian could so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 20th, 2012
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Roberto Mancini says he could make a move into the transfer market for a striker as he was left “worried” by a knee injury to Manchester City hero Sergio Aguero. The club’s record signing – and man who scored the winning goal to make them Premier League champions – was taken off on a stretcher [&hell...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 18th, 2012
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The more things change in La Liga, the more they stay the same. As 2012/13 begins Josep Guardiola and Santi Cazorla may have left, but the build-up to the new season has been familiar, with the big two again set to dominate and the chasing pack beset by financial problems and mismanagement. Eyes are ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 8th, 2012
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Robin van Persie could be Manchester United player by the end of the week amid claims he is set to fly in from Arsenal’s training camp in Germany to tie up a deal. Manchester Evening News, who retain close links with United, have reported that the Premier League runners-up are increasingly conf...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 20th, 2012
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Manchester United and Manchester City have made £15million bids for wantaway Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who has refused to join his team-mates on the pre-season tour of the Far East. The Premier League giants have been joined in the race for the Dutchman’s signature by Juventus who have ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2012
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Real Madrid’s Primera Division title jitters returned on Sunday evening as they were held to a goalless stalemate by Valencia at the Bernabeu. After back-to-back draws against Malaga and Villarreal last month saw arch-rivals Barcelona eat into Madrid’s once-dominant lead at the summit, Su...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2012
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Fresh from mauling Manchester United, Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao took a giant stride towards the UEFA Europa League semi-finals with a dramatic 4-2 first leg win at Schalke 04. Fernando Llorente scored twice as Bilbao came from behind to grab their crucial advantage, which they boosted in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 9th, 2012
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Sir Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United can overturn a 3-2 deficit after being “well beaten” in Thursday night’s Europa League clash at home to Athletic Bilbao. United suffered their second successive home defeat in the tournament as impressive Athletic came from behind to win o...