Spurs sign Fernando Llorente as Conte loses out again

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Eden Hazard has hinted that Chelsea are close to completing a transfer deal to sign Fernando Llorente from Swansea City on deadline day.

The striker has also got 24 caps for Spain to his name and was part of their 2010 World Cup winning squad so he has a wealth of experience and quality.

As far as the 24-year-old right back is concerned, he joins the club as the direct replacement of England worldwide Kyle Walker, who left the club to join Manchester City in the summer transfer window. Having struggled to get regular game time at Stamford Bridge under boss Antonio Conte, the 23-year-old has been given some advice by Hazard meant to help re-start a career that promised so much.

Bony, 28, has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year and is reported to have cost Swansea £12 million.

The towering striker only joined Swansea from Sevilla last summer after having previously garnered a big reputation during his spells at Juventus and Athletic Club Bilbao.

Chelsea had hoped to complete a £15 million deal for Llorente but Spurs entered the running on Wednesday and they are now the favourites to sign the 32-year-old, who scored 15 goals in the Premier League last season.

There were even reports that Chelsea had tried to sign Llorente, but nothing materialised before the English deadline last night.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has urged the club to make a move for Llorente since January when it first became clear that striker Diego Costa had no long-term future in West London.

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