Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Spanish striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City. The announcement on the site does not mention anything about the transfer fee but BBC believes the amount to be in the range of £15 million.
The Blues appeared in pole position to land Llorente in a £15million deal, but will not face late competition from Spurs. Especially if Chelsea sign Llorente, he will have less playing time.
Everton were also interested in the Spaniard but the 2010 World Cup victor has made a decision to move to Spurs after agreeing a two-year deal, with the option of a further season.
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The Italian wants another experienced striker to help Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi, and Llorente seems like a very good choice.
'The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier'.
It will be an early chance for the North London side to show how well they have done to bring Llorente on board, and make Everton regret not pushing to sing him themselves. It is reported that the Spaniard is the most likely to become a Chelsea player out of the three, and the £15M deal will be concluded if the Swans secure a replacement.
Since the departure of Matic, the Blues looked slightly short on depth in the midfield department, but the potential arrival of the English midfielder should add experience, depth, and quality to the Chelsea squad.