Real Madrid offered Chelsea transfer target Fernando Llorente – report

That’s according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon who say the Swansea star’s agent has contacted Zinedine Zidane.

However, the Frenchman has snubbed the chance to secure his signature.

Don Balon say Zidane is happy with his current crop of strikers.

It’s suggested he’s keen to persevere with Borja Mayoral as a back-up option.

If Don Balon’s report is correct, the news could be a huge relief to Antonio Conte.

The Italian is working hard trying to complete a number of deals before next Thursday’s transfer deadline – and Llorente has emerged as a top target.

He played under Conte at Juventus and Chelsea tried to lure him to Stamford Bridge in January.

That potential move failed to come off but the Blues are reportedly now set to renew their efforts at landing him.

The Telegraph claim Chelsea are set to offer £15m for the 32-year-old.

It is said Llorente is interested in working with Conte again and is well aware of the interest coming from west London.

Swansea are reportedly closing in on a deal to bring Manchester City outcast Wilfried Bony back to the club.

Bony was sold to City in 2015 but has struggled at the Etihad.

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Chelsea eyeing-up late £15M move for Premier League star, player very keen on reuniting with Conte

Chelsea are weighing up a late move for Spain and Swansea star Fernando Llorente this week, with the striker reportedly keen on a reunion with former boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, according to the Telegraph.

Llorente, 32, is still on of Blues boss Conte’s main targets going into the last week of the summer transfer window, with the west London club set to test the Swans’ resolve with a £15M bid for the player in the coming days, report the Telegraph.

As per the Telegraph, Llorente has worked under Conte previously, as the pair shared a time together during their stint at Serie A side Juventus, with it now being reported that Chelsea are considering making a move for the Spaniard.

Chelsea failed in their pursuit of the player in January, however Swansea manager Paul Clement is preparing himself for another approach as reported by the Telegraph, with the Welsh club set to replace the forward with Man City man Wilfried Bony should Llorente make the move to Stamford Bridge.

Should Chelsea go through with their interest in Llorente and end up making a move for the striker, it’ll be interesting to see if the Premier League champions will be able to get a deal for the player over the line before next week’s deadline.

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