Swansea manager Paul Clement says he is confident of keeping Fernando Llorente at the club after holding talks with the striker.
Chelsea pursued the 32 year old in the January transfer window and have been tipped to make another move for the Spaniard before the end of August, but speaking to the BBC, Clement believes the player is happy to stay at the Liberty stadium:
“He has got a year to go on his deal and we’d like him to stay for this year and longer. I’m confident he will because of the conversations I’ve had with Fernando. He’s happy here, he likes the work we’re doing, and he likes the way we play.”
Blues boss Antonio Conte worked with Llorente at Juventus, and it has been no secret that the Italian is keen to link up again with the target man at Stamford Bridge, to play as a backup striker to Alvaro Morata.
The forward joined Swansea from Sevilla last summer for £5.3m. He scored 15 goals in his first season in English football but he will miss the start of upcoming Premier League campaign with a fractured arm he sustained during a family holiday at the end of the June.