Spurs have bid accepted for Fernando Llorente

Michy Batshuayi


On Wednesday morning AS reported Chelsea are close to securing Fernando Lllorente from Swansea City.

Chelsea were linked with a move for Romelu Lukaku before the striker joined Manchester United, and earlier this week agreed a fee with Arsenal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Premier League champions are yet to lodge a bid for the 32-year-old Spain striker, who played under Blues head coach Antonio Conte at Juventus.

The news is a big blow for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who had been hoping to sign Llorente.

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One of the key reasons for Swansea's survival past year, Llorente showed his class scoring plenty of crucial goals and impacting play positively for Paul Clement's side.

Chelsea boss Conte has remained coy about his pursuit of the Swansea forward, who is now out with an arm injury and his not featured so far in the Premier League.

Sky Sports News understands there has been no official bid from Everton for the former Spain global at this stage, despite reports linking the Toffees with a move.

Swansea are closing in on former striker Wilfried Bony as a replacement and have agreed a £12m deal with Manchester City for the Ivory Coast worldwide.

With time running out, we can not afford to miss out on another transfer target.

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