Tottenham confirm Fernando Llorente signing from Swansea City as Chelsea miss out

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Llorente, a World Cup victor with Spain, scored 15 goals last season as Swansea successfully avoided relegation.

Swansea City this morning agreed a £12 million deal to re-sign former striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City and that deal will allow Llorente to move on.

Tottenham have announced the signing of Swansea City striker and Chelsea transfer target Fernando Llorente on a two-year deal just after the end of deadline day.

There were even reports that Chelsea had tried to sign Llorente, but nothing materialised before the English deadline last night.

FC reported earlier this week that Everton had made a late move for Llorente as they look to bring a new striker to Goodison Park, but Chelsea have always been favourites for the Spain worldwide.

The striker is now undergoing a medical at the club.

Spurs have bought a bargain in the 32-year-old, even if he is a short term addition.

LLorente scored 18 goals under Conte at Juventus in the 2013-2014 campaign after the Italian boss recruited him from Athletic Club during the summer of 2013.

"I do not know if Llorente still comes but if we have Llorente, Alvaro Morata and him, it will be hard [for Batshuayi to get into the team]".

'This is a fresh start for me and I will do everything to make the Spurs fanbase, which is huge and diverse, proud of me, ' he said.

Chelsea are in talks with Swansea over a deal for striker Fernando Llorente, according to Sky sources.



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