Date: 10th January 2017 at 5:37pm
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Chelsea are poised to complete the signing of former Spain international striker Fernando Llorente, according to the Daily Star.

The Premier League side, who currently sit five points clear at the top of the English top-flight table, despite losing 2-0 to Tottenham in their last league outing, have been heavily linked with signing the Swansea City forward on loan for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign.

The 31-year-old, who featured 24 times for his country between 2008 and 2013, winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012, has scored six goals in 18 appearances in all competitions for The Swans so far this season.

Llorente, who arrived at the Liberty Stadium on a two-year contract back in August from La Liga outfit Sevilla, is wanted by Blues boss Antonio Conte as experienced cover for star striker Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.

The report suggests Chelsea will complete the signing as Swansea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Blues striker Michy Batshuayi’s brother – Aaron Leya Iseka – from Anderlecht as his replacement.

 
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