Spanish press claim Swansea close to signing Llorente

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

Swansea City have reportedly agreed a deal with Sevilla over the signing of Fernando Llorente.

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

According to reports from Spanish newspaper AS, Swansea City have managed to agree a fee with Sevilla to secure the services of Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente.

Swansea City are currently in the market to sign a new striker following the departures of Bafetimbi Gomis, Eder and Alberto Paloschi this summer and the likes of Leonardo Ulloa (BBC), Peter Crouch (The Sun) and Wilfried Bony (The Express) have been mentioned as potential targets for the Swans in recent times.

Sevilla's Fernando Llorente and Adil Rami (R) during training

Even Fernando Llorente has been consistently touted to make a move to the Liberty Stadium but his agent, Chus, had seemingly dealt Swansea a blow in their hopes of signing the striker a couple of days ago.

He was quoted saying, "Fernando will continue at Sevilla. We have decided not to listen to other offers. Sevilla is a team of Champions, and Fernando wants to succeed in it also believes it has the necessary conditions for the new project."

Juventus' Fernando Llorente (L-R) celebrates with his teammates Kwadwo Asamoah and Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring against Palermo

Despite the comments from Llorente’s agent, Swansea reportedly remained confident of sealing the deal for the 31-year-old (Daily Mirror) and now according to reports emerging out of Spain, the Premier League outfit are finally on the verge of completing the transfer.

According to the AS, Swansea have managed to come to an agreement with Sevilla over a fee for Llorente and the striker is understood to be signing a contract with the Swans till 2018.

The report adds that while Llorente wants to stay put at Sevilla, the Andalusian side have made it clear that the striker is no longer required and as a result, he has decided to take up the offer from Swansea.

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