Date: 18th January 2018 at 8:00pm
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen on reviving a move for Fernando Llorente, just six months after losing out to Tottenham for his signature, according to the Independent.

The Blues boss is a huge fan of the Spaniard after working with him at Juventus. The London club first tried to sign the 32 year old last January, but their attempts to sign him then, and in the summer, failed.

Instead, Llorente opted to sign for Spurs for £15m back in August, leaving Conte short of options up front. The Italian is keen to rectify the issue during the January transfer window, but so far he has been frustrated by a lack of movement to sign his requested target man.

West Ham’s Andy Carroll was initially identified as a possible option, but his £20m asking price has proven prohibitive. Other options, such as Christian Benteke and Red Star Belgrade’s Richmond Boakye have been considered but it seems Llorente remains a firm favourite for Conte.

Whether Chelsea could persuade Tottenham into selling the Spaniard after just six months is debatable. The striker has made 22 appearances in all competitions for Spurs but has managed just one Premier League start.


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