Date: 18th January 2018 at 7:01pm
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Chelsea could reportedly renew their interest in Spain international striker Fernando Llorente, according to the Independent.

The defending Premier League champions, who narrowly fought off Championship club Norwich City 5-3 on penalties during Wednesday night’s FA Cup third round replay, have been linked with signing the Tottenham Hotspur forward during this month’s transfer window.

The 32-year-old, who has 24 international caps for his country, has scored two goals and provided an assist in 22 appearances in all competitions for Spurs so far this season.

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

Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente.

The report suggests Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to lure the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge this January to solve the club’s striking problem, having missed out on signing him from Swansea last summer.

Forwards Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi are currently misfiring for the Italian at Chelsea, and Conte wants to go back in for Llorente this month, before willing to let Belgian Batshuayi leave on loan.

Llorente is now valued at around £7.2m, by transfermarkt.

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