Fernando Llorente is keen on a January move to Arsenal - to save his World Cup hopes.

Juventus striker Llorente is on the Gunners' hit-list of possible January deals to boost their squad and push for the Premier League title.

We revealed earlier this month that Arsenal were watching developments with the Spaniard closely are determined to sign a striker in January and believe Llorente could be interested.

The 28-year-old Spain international is only now beginning to get a chance at the Turin giants following a summer move and his advisers are concerned his World Cup chances may be affected if he is not a regular in Serie A.

Arsenal scouted Llorente before he joined Juve on a free last summer from Spain's Athletic Bilbao.

They have now been alerted to his potential availability.

Any transfer would almost certainly be a loan as Arsenal look for more long-term options and may not want to make a big signing if they are already cup-tied for the Champions League.

That would also rule out Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski who is set to be out of contract anyway at the end of the season.

Llorente could fill a short-term gap and provide back-up and competition for Olivier Giroud who is Arsenal's only fit and senior centre-forward at the club.