The agent of Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente has admitted that the striker could well be playing his football in the Premier League next season.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a number of Premier League sides in recent months, while Italian champions Juventus have also had a number of offers rejected for the striker.

Sky Sports has today suggested that Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City are all believed to have shown an interest in Llorente and could well be the clubs named by the agent.

Fernando Llorente
Llorente could be playing in the Premier League next season [Reuters]

The 27-year-olds representative, Carlos Arino Bajo, has refused to name specific clubs, but has revealed that one club from Manchester and one from London has expressed an interested in signing Llorente.

"Tomorrow [Wednesday] Llorente will speak to his destination," Bajo is quoted as saying on Sky Sports. "It is very, very possible he will decide to go to the Premier League.

"I don't know the [choice of] club at the moment but there are two [interested] clubs. One is in London, and one is in Manchester."

Tottenham are known to be interested in signing a new striker as manager Andre Villas-Boas currently has just one senior forward in Jermain Defoe.

Spurs have tried to negotiate a deal with Manchester City for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, but so far they have failed to complete the transfer.

Manchester City may also be one of the clubs interested in Llorente as there has been speculation over the future of one of their own forwards in Edin Dzeko.

In fact, Dzeko has today been named as another possible target for Tottenham as they continue to evaluate their transfer targets.

Chelsea are the other possibility named and the west London club certainly have the funds available to sign Llorente. Despite strengthening their options in midfield, they have not replaced Dider Drogba and could still be looking to bring a striker to the club.

The form of Llorente in recent seasons has led him to be one of the most sought after forwards in European football after firing an impressive 72 goals in all competitions over the last three years.

A regular member of the Spain squad he has won the World Cup and the European Championships earlier this summer, while last season he helped Bilbao reachthe final of the Europa League where they were eventually defeated by Atletico Madrid.