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Chelsea are set to make a late move for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports.
The striker is currently out injured with a shoulder injury he sustained while skating during the summer break but that hasn’t deterred Antonio Conte from making a move.
Conte has been a big admirer of Llorente from their time together at Juventus and he is keen to work with the striker at Stamford Bridge.
According to the Independent via Wales Online, Conte wants Llorente as back-up to Morata and would launch a bid to sign the former Atletico Bilbao striker before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea tried to sign Llorente in the January transfer window when the club had issues with Diego Costa but Swansea rebuffed all attempts to sign the striker.
Conte has now asked the club to try sign the striker again as he attempts to bolster his squad ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League.
The Blues hope Llorente can be gotten for around £20m but Swansea are reportedly holding out for £30m.
Personally, I think a move for Llorente will be a master stroke by Chelsea and will go a long way to strengthen our strike force. We won’t be able to compete in the Champions League and Premier League with Morata and Batshuayi alone and an experience head like Llorente will be a quality backup option.