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Chelsea insist on Llorente

Chelsea are still looking to add another striker to their squad and continue their pursuit of long-term target Fernando Llorente.

The Blues have been linked with a move for the Spanish striker for a long time, but will now have to act quickly, as transfer deadline approaches. In addition to that, interest from Everton could also complicate the negotiations.

According to Sky Sports, Everton have not submitted any official bid for Llorente. The striker participated in Swansea’s training session on Wednesday and manager Paul Clement is confident the Spanish will remain at the club, even though he admitted that “something can come out of absolutely nowhere”, according to Sky Sports.

If the move will go ahead, Llorente will be reunited with his former manager, Antonio Conte. The pair worked together at Juventus in the period 2013-2015. During that time, the striker played 66 matches in Serie A, scoring 23 goals.

Swansea will be looking to submit a bid for their former striker, Wilfried Bony, if they will lose Fernando Llorente. Bony left the club in 2015, when Manchester City paid £25m for his services.