Chelsea were stunned by Tottenham’s swoop for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente this week.

The Daily Mail says Blues boss Antonio Conte was keen having managed him at Juventus. Yet Tottenham hijacked the transfer to seal a £12m deal.

Spurs had not made any signal of their intent for Llorente until Wednesday evening but piqued the interest of Swansea when they attempted to place striker Vincent Janssen into the deal.

The move accelerated at remarkable pace, with Spurs matching Chelsea‘s £12.1m offer and personal terms.