With just hours to go until the January transfer window closes, clubs are frantically trying to conclude negotiations and bring in or move out players before the deadline.
One of the most discussed deals of the last few days has been Chelsea and their desire for a striker.
Seemingly running out of options after having been linked with every striker over 6ft in European football, Antonio Conte has reportedly turned his attentions back to Fernando Llorente, according to BBC Sport correspondent David Ornstein.
Tottenham were willing to let the Spaniard leave the club, providing that they could take Blues striker Michy Batshuayi on loan in return.
While Chelsea seemingly agreed on this offer, Batshuayi himself rejected it, reportedly looking for first team football rather than to act as a back up for Harry Kane.
Upon hearing the news that Batshuayi, who is valued at £22.5million by Transfermarkt, had rejected the club, Spurs fans took to Twitter and were decidedly disappointed with the outcome…
Shame. I’d have snapped that deal up. Llorente has been awful, at least Janssen added a physical presence & work rate up front.
— Southpaw Boxing News (@SouthpawBoxNews) January 29, 2018
Thats a damn shame! @mbatshuayi would be perfect. Always wanted him at Spurs.
— Mattias Moberg (@MatMob) January 29, 2018
Gutted would have liked to have seen that happen!
— Nathan Stannard (@NathanStannard) January 30, 2018
— Mark Lucas (@Mark_lucasSkem) January 29, 2018
Mauricio should really really try to talk to him and convince him. Michy would fit our team well because he scores goals! Something our backup forward doesn’t seem to be able to do
— shariff (@MrBarron91) January 29, 2018
Defo would of done that deal & swapped
— Cana's (@Canasss10) January 29, 2018
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