Tottenham trying to beat Chelsea to signing of Swansea's Fernando Llorente

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

The only hold up, per AS, is the Welsh club wanting to secure their own deal for Wilfried Bony from Manchester City as Llorente's replacement.

Tottenham Hotspur have today agreed a deal to sign Swansea City forward Fernando Llorente for a reported fee of around £12 million. Tottenham are keen to sign the player for Mauricio Pochettino's squad, and are willing to improve on Chelsea's offer.

The former Spain worldwide has also been linked to Premier League champions Chelsea, where he would become a backup striker to their big money summer signing, Alvaro Morata.

Chelsea are also interested in the 32-year-old, who scored an impressive 15 goals for the Swans last season as they avoided relegation.

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle remain in the frame too for the Spaniard, who endured a frustrating debut season in north London. Especially if Chelsea sign Llorente, he will have less playing time. It's claimed that Chelsea are set to rival Spurs' bid, but it is now too close to call which side will be successful in their pursuit.

Spurs are known to be in the market for attacking additions due to the disappointing debut campaign endured by Vincent Janssen, and have secured a surprise deal for Llorente nearly out of the blue.

According to the latest reports, West Brom have made a bid of around £25m for the Spurs striker.



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