Sources: Tottenham offer lucrative deal to free agent with 28 goals for PL clubs
By Wayne Veysey
Fernando Llorente has knocked back a fresh attempt from Tottenham to re-sign him, Football Insider can reveal.
The Spanish striker, 34, is available on a free transfer and can be signed by Premier League clubs even though the English window shut a fortnight ago.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider the club have tabled a new offer to Llorente after being initially knocked back in their bid to re-sign him on a one-year deal last month.
Llorente is open to remaining in the Premier League but has rejected the Spurs offer as it is on considerably reduced terms to his previous £90,000-a-week deal.
The giant forward ended his two-year spell at White Hart Lane in June after scoring 13 goals in 66 appearances for the club.
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The former Juventus striker has been heavily linked with a return to Italy, while he has also spoken of his interest in returning to his native Spain.
Llorente has spent the last three years in England, scoring 28 goals from 101 matches for Tottenham and former club Swansea City despite much of that time being spent as a substitute.
He has also scored prolifically in Spain and Italy as well as accumulated 24 international caps during a glittering career.
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