Antonio Conte asks Chelsea to sign Premier League striker – report

The Chelsea manager wants to be reunited with former Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, according to Fabrizio Romano

Antonio Conte has asked Chelsea to sign Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports.

Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to report that Chelsea have entered into negotiations over a deal to sign the former Athletic Bilbao striker.

The Guardian reporter added that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has asked the west London club to sign Llorente after the Italian head coach worked with the striker during his spell in charge at Juventus.

Romano tweeted:

Llorente moved to Swansea on a two-year deal from La Liga side Sevilla in the summer transfer window.

The 31-year-old centre-forward has scored a credible five goals in 11 appearances in the Premier League so far this term.

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Chelsea have the Premier League’s top goal-scorer in his ranks after Costa scored 14 times in 20 top-flight games.

The Blues suffered a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Chelsea will make the trip to defending champions Leicester City in their next Premier League game.

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