Chelsea are on the cusp of signing Spain born striker Fernando Llorente, according to report.
The imminent departure of Diego Costa from Chelsea will leave a void to filled in the squad of Antonio Conte and he has sanctioned a deal for Llorente. The Blues have already signed on Alvaro Morata but Mitchy Batshuayi has failed to impress as a back up for the aforementioned Spaniard.
Llorente has been a transfer target of Antonio Conte since the January transfer window but Swansea have been playing hardball over the player’s move. However, reports have indicated that the Welsh club are willing cash in on the player before the close of the window.
According to AS, a £14million will be enough to lure the former Sevilla striker to Stamford Bridge. The report further claims, Wilfried Bony is on the verge of a return to the Liberty Stadium and his move will inadvertently accelerate the transfer of Llorente to Chelsea.
Conte conquest of the league last term came on the backdrop of a very thin squad but he is looking to add depth to his squad to be able to cope with the demands of the Champions and Premier league.
Llorente, 32, joined Swansea last term and he scored 15 goals in 33 league appearances, which is a good return for his age.