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Antonio Conte wants to bring Llorente to Chelsea

As reported by AS, Chelsea are interested in signing Swansea’s star striker Fernando Llorente in the upcoming January transfer window.

What’s the word?

Diego Costa is currently the red hot striker in the Premier League, but with little competition for his starting position at Chelsea, Antonio Conte is looking to bring in a capable striker to provide back-up.

According to AS, his number one choice is former Bilbao and Juventus striker Fernando Llorente.

The outlet reckons Conte is a big admirer of the big striker and is looking for more power due to the transfer of Michy Batshuayi not quite working out so far.

Why Llorente?

Despite Swansea struggling bad in the Premier League this season, the Spanish striker is still performing to a high standard, scoring 6 goals in 16 appearances for the Swans so far this campaign.

He has a prior relationship with Antonio Conte too, spending two seasons under the Italian boss at Juventus.

The striker has a long pedigree of scoring at the top level, scoring over 150 career goals and would be a very viable alternative to Costa should he lose form or get injured.

He’s a different tactical option too, being very strong in the air and able to bring other players into play around him.

In what is expected to be an exciting title run-in, that’s the kind of goal threat and versatility that could prove the difference in a pinch.

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