Juve striker Llorente undergoing Sevilla medical

Sevilla are poised to sign Fernando Llorente after he was given permission to discuss a move away from Juventus.

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente is undergoing a medical at Sevilla. 

The UEFA Europa League holders issued a brief statement on Wednesday confirming that former Athletic Bilbao man Llorente has been given permission to discuss a return to Spain. 

Massimiliano Allegri, the Juve coach, appeared to dismiss speculation linking Llorente with Sevilla at the weekend, when he said: "Fernando Llorente will be important for us again this year. He's in good shape and he's a player I trust."

But the 30-year-old Spain international, who has netted 27 goals in 92 appearances for Juve, has now seemingly been deemed surplus to requirements in Turin.