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Bookies: Chelsea will unveil Fernando Llorente as Diego Costa replacement very soon

Bookies: Chelsea will unveil Fernando Llorente as Diego Costa replacement very soon

The Spain international worked alongside Conte for a single season at Juventus between 2013 and 2014.

Chelsea did come close to signing the 32-year-old centre-forward in the January transfer window, but Swansea did not allow him to move at the time.

Reports in England claim Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente is on the brink of joining Chelsea. It is believed that Chelsea are eyeing him as a back-up option and perhaps not a full-time regular starter. Additionally, Michy Batshuayi's future also seems uncertain which will leave Conte with a rather mediocre attack. Losing the Spaniard would be a huge blow to Paul Clement as he looks to build on last season's survival.

The Blues boss is desperate to splash the cash this summer with Champions League football returning to Stamford Bridge next season. Llorente is unlikely to cost much and should be a relatively easy move to secure for the Blues.