A permanent move from Leeds United to AS Roma has been regarded as ‘practically impossible’ under the current terms of the loan agreement.
That is according to Forza Roma, who report Llorente is dreaming of a return to the Stadio Olimpico beyond this season but the originally agreed purchase of option of £15.6 million is too high.
After a difficult first half of the season at Leeds, Llorente made the temporary switch to the Italian capital on deadline day in January.
Llorente has made nine appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho, with Roma conceding only five times with him on the pitch.
Despite his impressive displays, his chances of earning a permanent move are looking bleak, with Roma instead in the market for free transfers, including Eintracht Frankfurt centre back Evan Ndicka.
Llorente dreams of permanent Roma switch
Llorente put pen-to-paper on a new contract at Leeds back in December and while not confirmed, it is highly likely it included a relegation release clause.
Leeds are in need of a miracle if they are to stay in the Premier League on Sunday, though if the Whites are to go down, it could open the door for Roma to sign him for a cut-price.
Roma are in the final of the Europa League against Sevilla in seven days’ time and should they come out victorious, would generate some extra funds as it would see them qualify for next season’s Champions League.
As such, it is reported the club’s sporting director Tiago Pinto could return to the table with Leeds after June 30 in order to renegotiate a lower price.
Regardless of what division Leeds are playing in next season, the best thing for all three parties in this situation would be to come to some sort of compromise.
There is no use keeping an unhappy player and there is little chance of making any profit on his transfer.