Fernando Llorente, Javi Martinez out of Athletic Bilbao squad

Llorente, Martinez out of Bilbao squad
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Athletic Bilbao leave wantaway pair Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez out of their Europa League playoff squad.

Athletic Bilbao have left wantaway pair Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez out of their Europa League playoff squad.

The Spanish club face HJK Helsinki in the first leg on Thursday, but they will be without the experienced pair.

Llorente, 27, has long been linked with a move to Juventus this summer, while Bayern Munich are reportedly the favourites for Martinez, 23.

Bilbao beat Manchester United in the European competition last season.

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