Spurs have bid accepted for Fernando Llorente

Friday, 01 Sep, 2017

Elsewhere, Tottenham are reported to have entered the race to sign Swansea striker Llorente by offering £15million for the Spaniard. The primary name today is Fernando Llorente, and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly confident that he'll acquire the Swans forward for half the price that he originally expected.

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.

He is richly experienced at the age of 32 and has proven his Premier League quality after bagging an impressive 15 goals in his first season of English football. He is 23-years-old. If he wants to progress, he must play.

Swansea are replacing Llorente with Wilfried Bony, who will join from Man City.

Chelsea have so far signed four players this summer after tying up deals for Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata. I am disappointed for him because he has had a very good pre-season. 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 haven't yet made the significant breakthrough required for the former World Cup victor, who has played alongside Alvaro Morata at Juventus, as well as being managed by Antonio Conte in his two-year spell at the Turin club.