Fernando Llorente
Fernando Llorente has struggled to become a regular starter at Juventus since his move from Bilbao. [Reuters]

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente is believed to be interested in securing a loan move to Arsenal in January in order to enhance his chances of being in the Spain squad for next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Llorente only moved to the Italian club in the summer after a largely frustrating season with Athletic Bilbao who refused to play the striker because he had an agreement in place to move to Juventus.

The 28 year old would start just four league games in Spain and this season he has found it somewhat difficult to force his way into the starting line up at Juventus.

He has started just three league games and was unable to find the net at the weekend as Juventus slumped to a 4-2 loss to Fiorentina after taking a two-goal lead thanks to Carlos Tevez and Paul Pogba.

With Tevez a firm favourite of Juventus boss Antonio Conte, Llorente must compete with Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella for a regularly berth in the side.

And the Mirror report that Llorente's lack of first team football could see him seek a move to Arsenal in January in order to boost his chances of forcing his way back into the reckoning for Spain.

Arsenal have started the season in excellent fashion, despite defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, but manager Arsene Wenger is short of options when it comes to a central striker.

Olivier Girouod and Nicklas Bendtner are the only senior options, while young French striker Yaya Sanogo is untested at the highest level and the likes of Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott are more effective from wide areas.

The Gunners are believed to have scouted Llorente on numerous occasions before he joined Juevntus, and while he would be unable to play in the Champions League if he moved to the Emirates, he could well feature heavily in the league.

The Spain international would only likely be a short term solution for Wenger but he could well help the north London club's push to win a first Premier League title since 2004.