Chelsea target agrees two-year deal with Tottenham ahead of deadline day switch

By @jamiew_tc  
31st August 2017
Fernando Llorente
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Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente has signed a two-year contract with Tottenham, according to Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague.

It was reported by the London Evening Standard yesterday evening that Spurs had a £14M bid accepted by the Swans for Llorente, but the Spaniard was still keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.

However, the Daily Mail added this morning that Llorente was en route to Tottenham in order to have a medical with the Premier League runners-up. With Balague also adding that he has agreed a two-year contract to join Spurs, it looks as though Chelsea have now missed out on signing him.

Only time will tell if Chelsea have an alternative lined up. Antonio Conte has both Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi at his disposal, but historically, the Blues have gone into the season with three first-team centre-forwards.

One thing now looks clear, Llorente will certainly not be the third.

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