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Llorente focused despite uncertain future

Created on 29 Dec., 2012 10:51 PM GMT

Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente insists his depleting contract will not cause him to lose focus and seek out a new club.

The Spain international's deal with the La Liga club comes to an end at the climax of the 2012/13 season.

Llorente has been linked with several high-profile clubs ahead of the transfer window.

"Starting in January, I can sign with any team, but that does not worry me," Llorente told reporters.

"The only thing that worries me is being fit to help my team.

"I will try to do my best from here to the end of the season. I would not wish to be in the situation I'm going through now with my club, things happen and you have to accept (that)."

Llorente looks likely to leave Athletic either in January or in the off-season having confessed his desire to part ways with the La Liga club, with Serie A champions Juventus one of the most-rumoured destinations.

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