Chelsea set to complete £15m Fernando Llorente signing today


Chelsea set to complete £15m Fernando Llorente signing today

The Spaniard adapted really well to English Premier League, bagging 15 goals in his maiden season, and he could prove a real asset for the Blues as well.

The 32-year-old striker was rumoured to be a target for the west London side in the January transfer window but Chelsea couldn't get a deal over the line.

However, the Welsh club already have a replacement lined up in former striker Wilfried Bony and they will only complete the Llorente deal when they are fully confident of wrapping up a deal to bring in the Manchester City striker. The Times have reported that the fee would be £40m plus add-ons, and given that the Spanish transfer window doesn't close until Friday, all parties have an extra 24 hours to seal the deal.

Asked about Batshuayi's situation at Stamford Bridge during his press conference with Belgium's national team, Hazard said: 'I spoke with him about it this morning.

The Blues have allowed their youth star Tammy Abraham to move in the opposite direction this summer, and they must be hoping that it could help in their pursuit of Llorente.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has shunned a new deal at Arsenal, will see out the rest of his contract with Arsenal before moving on. Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are favourites to sign the Belgium worldwide on a loan move before Thursday night deadline.

Chelsea will also be hoping to reach an agreement for the sale of Spain worldwide striker Diego Costa.

The Spain global is now in exile in Brazil and has stated his desire to join his former club.



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