Fernando Llorente has officially confirmed that the Blues attempted to sign him in the January transfer window
However, he wanted to stay at Swansea City.
Llorente had neen heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte looked to boost his attacking options, but the Spaniard ended up staying at Swansea and helped the club to avoid relegation to the Championship.
It’s not known if Conte will reprise any efforts to get him over to Stamford Bridge, but there are a few outlets saying he will.
The Daily Mail got hold of the lad to find out what happened,
Llorente said: “I know Chelsea wanted me in January. I said straight away that I wanted to stay here.
“We were fighting relegation, there was a cause. I could not go. If a big club comes in for me in the future who knows because every player wants to play for a big club. But I am very, very happy here.
“I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and I truly believe it is the best league in the world. It is an intense league and it has been a hard season because I am used to winning. But it is also very rewarding when you achieve in this intense situation that we had here.”
Llorente played a vital role in Swansea’s survival out of relegation, scoring 14 times in the Premier League.