Tottenham fight Chelsea for Swansea's Fernando Llorente

Tottenham fight Chelsea for Swansea's Fernando Llorente

Javier Howell
September 1, 2017

However, the player turned down Chelsea and signed for Liverpool and it now appears they're about to be snubbed again.

Everton are expressing their interest in Batshuayi with Swansea City reportedly putting him on the list of possible alternatives to Fernando Llorente should he head to the champions. The 32-year-old striker is seen as a backup to Harry Kane, while Chelsea want him as an alternative to Alvaro Morata.

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge beating Chelsea to the signing of Fernando Llorente after agreeing an initial £11 million fee with Swansea City. The BBC report that Tottenham have made an offer out of the blue which has been accepted by Swansea. Llorente was brought to Juventus during the Chelsea boss' stint in charge of the Turin outfit.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte managed the Spain worldwide during his time at Juventus, and is keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge with Diego Costa set to leave.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur and Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August

Llorente was a Chelsea target in last January's winter transfer market but Swansea manager Paul Clement blocked the sale as he made the former Spain global integral to the club's bid to survive relegation.

Batshuayi, 23, scored the goal at West Brom in May which secured the title last campaign, but has otherwise struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

Should Tottenham manage to snatch Llorente it would in some way be revenge for when Chelsea took Willian from Spurs' clutches, and the situation would undoubtedly leave Conte furious.

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