• Chelsea to Revive Interest in Last Season's Surprise Transfer Target to Increase Squad Depth

    News Thu 6 Jul 2017

    ​Chelsea have reignited their interest in Swansea City hitman Fernando Llorente, and could bid for him again after the club expressed a surprise interest in the player six months ago.

    The 32-year-old was the subject of an enquiry back in the January transfer window, and it seems as though the Blues are still curious about the veteran target man’s availability.

    Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

    The Spaniard was one of the standout performers for Swansea last season, hitting 15 goals in his debut campaign in the Premier League and helping the club to stave off relegation.

    As reported by the ​Times, Llorente has emerged a genuine target for Chelsea once again, as star striker Diego Costa looks highly likely to leave this summer and Michy Batshuayi has also been linked with a move away.

    Llorente represents the physical kind of player the club would be losing in Costa, and is also a huge threat aerially.

    Sunderland v Swansea City - Premier League

    Chelsea are back in the Champions League for next season and therefore will need to increase their squad size in order to be competitive on all fronts.

    The reigning Premier League champions have so far announced Willy Caballero as their only summer signing, but are expected to tie up deals for Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger. However, a once expected deal for former charge Romelu Lukaku appears to have been hijacked by Manchester United.

    Source: http://www.90min.com/posts/5232901-chelsea-to-revive-interest-in-last-season-s-surprise-transfer-target-to-increase-squad-depth?utm_source=RSS

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