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Tottenham Hotspur set to beat Chelsea to Fernando Llorente

01 September, 2017, 01:49 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur and Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August

Amid reports claiming Chelsea had bid for Swansea forward Fernando Llorente, Hazard indicated he has spoken with Batshuayi on the subject of his future.

As per the BBC, Chelsea have been closing in on signing Llorente for several weeks, with the Spaniard's relationship with Antonio Conte said to be a major bargaining chip.

The 32-year-old has attracted interest from the upper echelons of the Premier League this summer and Chelsea renewed their interest after failing with an approach back in January.

"He is 23 years old". I am disappointed for him because he has had a very good pre-season.

Swansea have lined up Wilfried Bony as a replacement for Llorente but are considering options other than bringing back their former player from Manchester City.


Llorente has made 35 appearances for Swansea so far, scored 15 goals along the way.

Llorente has proved himself to be capable in the Premier League too.

Llorente, a World Cup victor with Spain, scored 15 goals last season as Swansea successfully avoided relegation. Vincent Janssen has struggled to adapt to English football, and has been a let-down for Spurs in many of their important matches. The 24-year-old Ivory Coast worldwide missed a Champions League game at Arsenal last season after being denied permission to enter the United Kingdom because of his conviction.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte managed the Spain global during his time at Juventus, and is keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge with Diego Costa set to leave.

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