Chelsea in advanced talks to sign Swansea's Fernando Llorente

Prior to this, all indications were that Chelsea were very close to signing Llorente and once Swansea signed a replacement, the deal would go through.

The former Spain global has also been linked to Premier League champions Chelsea, where he would become a backup striker to their big money summer signing, Alvaro Morata.

It appears as though he'll be spending just the one season in south Wales, though, with Antonio Conte keen to link up with the 32-year-old again.

Llorente, a World Cup victor with Spain, scored 15 goals last season as Swansea successfully avoided relegation.

Chelsea are in talks to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente - as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad before tomorrow's transfer deadline.

Antonio Conte is a long-term admirer of Llorente, having worked well with the Spain worldwide at Juventus.

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A £14m bid from Tottenham has been accepted and Chelsea are under pressure to match it.

Do you think Chelsea will lose out on yet another signing? It is unclear why the deal has stalled but Tottenham have stepped in and want Llorente to support Kane.

Now, the former Athletic Bilbao and Juventus target man has put pen to paper with Tottenham according to Balague after starring for the Swans in last season's fight against relegation.

If Llorente does join Spurs, it is possible Dutch forward Vincent Janssen will leave the club on loan.

Spurs are widely reported to have launched their own deadline day bid for Llorente.

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

  • Lawrence Cooper