Fernando Llorente says that he is still enjoying playing for Athletic Bilbao and has not ruled out staying at the Basque club.
Llorente has been linked with a move away from Bilbao during the close season, with his agent confirming that Juventus are an option for the striker.
However, in what appears to be somewhat of an about-face, the 27-year-old has told itasportpress.it that he is pleased to still be playing for the Europa League finalists.
“I do not know who talks about me,” the Spain international said. “Right now I am just thinking about my team.
“I am happy to play at Athletic Bilbao because I feel an important player and I will continue here. My contract renewal? Let’s see.”
The Spanish club have stressed that they will only let go of Llorente if a potential buyer matches their valuation of the striker, reportedly in the region of 36 million euros.
Llorente, along with Bayern Munich target Javi Martinez, was left out of Athletic’s 5-3 defeat at home to Betis on Sunday.