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Chelsea retain interest in Swansea striker Llorente

Fernando Llorente could move to Chelsea. Credit: PA

Swansea striker Fernando Llorente could move to Chelsea before Thursday night's transfer deadline.

Press Association Sport understands the Premier League champions are yet to lodge a bid for the 32-year-old Spain striker, who played under Blues head coach Antonio Conte at Juventus.

But there is firm interest in a player who has one year remaining on his two-year contract with Swansea and turns 33 in February.

Llorente has not played this term due to an arm injury and the Swans will be keen to secure a replacement before selling the striker.

Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, has been deputising in his absence.



Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea's Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson is heading to Everton. Credit: PA

Everton have agreed a deal worth up to £45million for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Icelandic playmaker will undergo a medical on Wednesday to finally complete his protracted transfer to Goodison Park, Press Association Sport understands.

The saga has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing the 27-year-old at £50million.

But Everton are finally set to secure their number one summer target at a price slightly lower than Swansea had wanted.

Koeman says Everton are 'close' on Sigurdsson deal

Koeman says Everton are close to signing Sigurdsson. Credit: PA

Ronald Koeman is confident Everton are close to striking a deal with Swansea for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Swansea are thought to be holding out for £50million and their manager Paul Clement has suggested negotiations are currently at an impasse.

But Koeman claimed last weekend a deal could be imminent and he still feels that is the case.

Koeman said: "It's still close. That has not changed. I heard some rumours that talks had broken down but still we are in negotiations with Swansea.

"I heard the comments of Paul Clement, the manager of Swansea, and of course everybody would like to have news.

"That is better for us, better for them, but everybody knows the window is difficult. It is always a game between the buying club and the selling club but we are close and let's hope we get the agreement as soon as possible.

"We are not in a hurry but finally we hope to do the deal."

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