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Antonio Conte is refusing to give up on a reunion with Swansea attacker Fernando Llorente.

The Blues have reportedly reopened talks with the Welsh club over the transfer of the 32 years old Spaniard.

Chelsea failed in their attempt to sign him on-loan during the winter transfer window, as Swansea wanted him to stay and help their relegation fight. After helping them secure their Premier League status with 15 goals, the Blues are now set to make another move for him.

Llorente was signed by Conte when he was the manager at Juventus, and the attacker is still considered the type of attacker the Italian needs to have in his team right now. Conte expects his strikers to be able to hold up the ball and feed it to other attacking players, and Llorente is excellent at that.

The Blues pursuit may have been made easier by the loan signing of Tammy Abraham by the Welsh side, and they would hope that an early approach would see them pull the deal through as it offers Swansea enough time to find a replacement.

Llorente has one year left on his current Swansea deal and could be signed for under £10 million.

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