Llorente never wanted to leave Juve

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente says he would still be at Juventus if it were up to him, but insists he won't be moving back to Italy in January.

The Spain international returned to La Liga after two seasons with Juve, when he signed for Los Rojiblancos in August.

Despite having been a regular in Turin, with 27 goals in 92 appearances, Llorente ended up leaving the club where had won two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia, after Mario Mandzukic's arrival from Atletico Madrid.

The 30-year-old, however, says he would have preferred to stay at the Juventus Stadium.

"I was sorry to leave Juve, in Turin I was happy," he told Tuttosport. "If it was up to me and I felt the trust, I would have stayed.

"Clubs like Juve are few in the world. I do not feel inferior to Mandzukic, although we are talking about a big centre forward."

Having failed to fully establish himself at Sevilla, there has been talk of Llorente joining Internazionale. 

He refuses to shut the door on this option, but the former Athletic Bilbao player insists Juve is where he would rather be.

"Right now, if I think about it, I do not really see myself in Italy with a shirt other than Juve," he added. "But you all know how our world works, in football you can never say never."