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Chelsea Ready For Llorente Move?
Saturday, 29th Jul 2017 09:00 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)

It does look like Chelsea may well be making a move for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente after all with a fee of £20m being reported by Sky Sports for the striker who was such a hit at the Liberty last season.

Llorente's goals in the second half of the season were one of the main reasons why we are still looking forward to a seventh season in the Premier League but he has also been a target for the Champions since the January transfer window.

Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to work with the striker again and sees him as an ideal player as he prepares his side for a title defence following last season's success.

Reports on Sky Sports suggest that it will take a fee of £20m to persuade the Swans to sell with reporter Dharmesh Sheth saying "The Swansea striker Fernando Llorente is still of interest of Chelsea too," Sheth added.

"I'm told he would cost in the region of £20million.

"It should be stressed though at this point that no formal talks have taken place with Llorente and Llorente is recovering from the fractured arm that kept him out of Swansea's pre-season tour of the United States of America."

The Swans are being linked with moves for several strikers at the moment - Chris Wood from Leeds, Alvaro Negredo and Wilfried Bony amongst others although it is expected that any of them would only be pursued if Llorente was to be sold.

I can certainly see Chelsea coming in with a bid, whether that is enough for us to sell remains to be seen but at £20m I think that would be good business.

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