Date: 30th January 2018 at 4:51pm
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Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a late January move for Spain international striker Fernando Llorente, according to The Sun.

The defending Premier League champions, who host AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Deadline Day (19:45), have been linked with a last-gasp swoop for the Tottenham Hotspur forward before the close of the transfer window at 11:00pm on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old, who has 24 international caps for his country, has scored two goals and provided one assist in 23 appearances in all competitions for Spurs so far this season.

Llorente, who joined Tottenham back in August 2017 following his reported £12.1m switch from Swansea City, has netted 16 goals in 46 Premier League outings for both clubs.

Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente.

The report suggests The Blues will target Tottenham’s Spaniard if they fail to land Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud before the close of the January window, with manager Antonio Conte determined to bring in a new target man for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

Llorente is valued at around £7.2m, by transfermarkt, though Spurs will likely be able to recoup the £12m they paid for him last summer from Chelsea.

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