Published: Sat, September 02, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Llorente pictured in Spurs shirt ahead of deadline day move

Llorente pictured in Spurs shirt ahead of deadline day move

Llorente's fine form for Swansea last season played a big part in keeping the club in the Premier League, as he scored a vital 15 goals in 33 games at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea have been trying to sign Wilfried Bony from Manchester City to cover for Llorente departing before the transfer deadline.

Chelsea are plotting a triple-swoop for three Premier League based players on transfer deadline day, according to the Guardian.

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.

The Swansea City striker is edging towards a Stamford Bridge switch for around €15m, reports Spanish newspaper AS, in a move hanging over from previous transfer attempts.

The Blues appeared in pole position to land Llorente in a £15million deal, but will not face late competition from Spurs.

The 32-year-old, who is believed to have signed a two-year deal, will be expected to provide cover for Harry Kane this season and add more teeth to Tottenham's attack.

Llorente was key to Swansea's survival last season, scoring 15 goals for a struggling side that may well have been doomed without him.

If you're a Llorente fan, this is good news, but it's still not a done deal - it certainly looks like Chelsea are trying to pull another Willian here in the dying moments.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has urged the club to make a move for Llorente since January when it first became clear that striker Diego Costa had no long-term future in West London.

But now Spurs have come in and have tabled a bid with the Welsh club, who are understood to have accepted.

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