Fernando Llorente has given his Premier League suitors the green light by suggesting he would be interested in signing for a big club in England.

Tottenham are thought to be keen on the Spanish hitman - along with Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool - and they will be encouraged by Llorente's recent comments.

The 27-year old told Sky Sports: "It is true that we are approaching the date when I can sign for other clubs.

"I'm trying to keep it so that it is something which is managed by my brother and my representatives.

"That leaves me to focus in my football and help my team, Athletic, and nothing else, maintain focus.

"I really like the Premier League and I've mentioned on more than one occasion that it's a league which appeals to me a lot.

"You never know. It's one good option in terms of my future but we'll have to wait until the end of the season to see what happens."

Llorente was close to joining Juventus in the summer and the Italian giants are still considered favourites for his signature.

But the Athletic Bilbao striker insists no deal has yet been done.

"No. That's totally untrue," he said.

"I think it's normal that people talk about these things, but ultimately you have to respect the rules.

"I am an Athletic player and, until January 1, I cannot sign with any other team."