Llorente set for Chelsea?

Chelsea are set to sign Swansea City and Spain striker Fernando Llorente but could face late competition from Everton, say reports.

Various reports suggest the English champions have agreed a deal in the region of €17m (£15m) for the former Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla striker, although ESPN now suggest Ronald Koeman’s side can hijack a deal.

The Swans are reportedly reluctant to lose the target man, who also had a stint at Juventus, but believe a bidding war between the clubs could significantly increase his price.

The Pamplona-native netted 118 times in 333 appearances for Athletic Club over a nine-year spell, before having stints at Juventus, Sevilla and Swansea.

He played under Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte at Juve, while he would join a growing Spanish contingent at Stamford Bridge, where there are currently six in the first-team squad.

Should the 32-year-old move to Goodison Park, he would be their second Spanish striker to arrive this summer following a deal for Malaga’s Sandro Ramirez.

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