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Chelsea eyeing deal for Costa replacement

Diego Costa is set to leave and Chelsea seem to have missed out on Romelu Lukaku

As quoted by the Standard, The Blues are making a new move for Fernando Llorente after failing to persuade Swansea to let him join on loan in January.

Standard Sport revealed Antonio Conte’s interest in the in the last window as Conte wanted to strengthen his choice of back-up strikers with Chelsea chasing the title.

Conte remains keen on the 6ft 4in Spain international, whose height and ability to hold up the ball, suits Chelsea’s system of playing with just one forward.

Although the 32-year-old is in the final year of his contract, Swansea are keen to keep a player, whose 15 goals helped them avoid relegation.

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