Friday January 6 2017
Llorente linked to Chelsea

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente could be about to be reunited with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte at Chelsea, according to reports.

The 31-year-old joined Premier League club Swansea City this summer after an unsuccessful stint at Sevilla and has netted five goals in 13 appearances for the Swans, but Gianluca Di Marzio reports he could be set for a move to the English league leaders.

Saturday August 6 2016
Official: Llorente joins Swansea

Fernando Llorente is hoping to replicate Michu’s impact at Swansea City after completing his transfer to the Premier League outfit from Sevilla on Friday.

Michu scored 22 goals for Swansea and won the League Cup in his debut season for the club back in 2012-13, and Llorente – who has signed a two-year contract and will wear the No 9 jersey – is eyeing similarly-instant success to his countryman.

“I am very happy to join Swansea,” the former Spain international told the Swans’ official website.

Thursday August 4 2016
Llorente to sign for Swansea

Fernando Llorente is on the verge of leaving Sevilla for Premier League Swansea City, signing a two-year contract.

AS reports the striker is in Wales for a medical and will put pen-to-paper on the deal, which includes an option for a third year, after it was decided his future lay away from Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Monday August 1 2016
Agent: Llorente not leaving Sevilla

The brother and agent of Fernando Llorente insists the Sevilla striker will not leave the club this summer.

Real Sociedad and Swansea City were reportedly in a two-way battle to sign Llorente, but Kevin Gameiro’s subsequent departure to Atletico Madrid has left Sevilla with only three, recognised centre-forwards.

“Fernando will stay at Sevilla,” Chus Llorente is quoted as saying by Marca.

“We’ve decided not to listen to other offers. Sevilla are a Champions League team and Fernando wants to succeed with them.

Thursday July 28 2016
La Real rivalled for Llorente

Swansea City and Sporting Lisbon are threatening Fernando Llorente’s move from Sevilla to Real Sociedad.

It was earlier in the week reported that La Real had an agreement with the former Athletic Bilbao and Juventus striker and needed to reach one with his club.

But Estadio Deportivo and Marca both report more interest in the target man, the former citing the Swans and the latter naming both City and Portuguese giants Sporting.

Tuesday July 26 2016
Llorente ‘yes to La Real’

Fernando Llorente has said yes to a move from Sevilla to Real Sociedad and now the clubs need to come to an agreement.

AS reports the player wants to swap Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for Anoeta and there are talks between his current club and his prospective new club, but no deal.

Llorente is expected to get a longer contract from La Real than he is currently on with Sevilla in order to compensate for the lower wages in the Basque country.

Sunday July 24 2016
Jonathas out, Llorente in at Real?

Jonathas is reportedly "hours away" from Rubin Kazan as Real Sociedad look to replace the striker with Sevilla's Fernando Llorente.

According to Marca, negotiations between La Real and Rubin are "very advanced" and nearing closure, Jonathas' absence in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Villarreal seen as a clear indication that his future lies in Russia.

Rubin boss Javi Gracia, formerly of Malaga, is also said to be keen on having the Brazilian at his disposal for the start of the new Russian Premier League season next week.

Tuesday July 19 2016
La Real in for Llorente?

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente has emerged as a target for Real Sociedad, as they look for a replacement for Jonathas.

Jonathas is expected to leave imminently and Imanol Agirretxe continues to suffer injury problems, so La Real will soon be in need of additions in attack, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Llorente is considered viable economically as Sevilla are eager to offload the former Juventus target man after a poor first year at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, though talks between the clubs aren’t yet under way.

Wednesday June 29 2016
Ben Arfa in, Llorente and Iborra out?

Sevilla could be about to sign Hatem Ben Arfa on a free transfer but Fernando Llorente and Vicente Iborra are linked with exits.

Ben Arfa will leave Nice later this week when his contract expires and Estadio Deportivo cites reports from elsewhere that say the Europa League holders are in pole position for his signature.

Tuesday June 28 2016
Llorente: I think I’m staying

Fernando Llorente expects to stay at Sevilla despite the club reportedly hoping to get his €7m-a-year wages off the books.

Estadio Deportivo notes Monchi has been trying to find a new club for the former Spain international, who didn’t live up to expectations after he was signed from Juventus last summer.

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