After sealing the signing of Alvaro Morata, Chelsea have now turned their attention to the signing of a backup striker. The Blues have been tracking Swansea’s Fernando Llorente since the winter transfer window, and are said to have gone back for the Spaniard.
Swansea is unwilling to sell any of the stars who helped them stay up last season, and have placed a huge £30 million valuation on Llorente who scored 15 Premier League goals last season.
Llorente injured his wrist during the summer break and could miss the first few games of the new season, but Chelsea believes his experience at the very top level with a club like Juventus would be beneficial for them as they return to Europe.
The Blues also have Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke as another target should they fail to land their first choice. However, Benteke would be very reluctant to become a backup attacker again after he suffered the same fate at Liverpool.
The Belgian knows he has to be playing regularly if he wants to make it to next year’s FIFA World Cup.