Report: Chelsea offered £5m for Fernando Llorente

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United and Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur clash during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on...

Chelsea reportedly wanted to sign Fernando Llorente from Swansea City in the summer transfer window before the striker joined Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (C) celebrates, with his teammate Fernando Llorente (L), after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Apoel FC and...

Chelsea offered Swansea City £5 million in the summer transfer window in order to sign Fernando Llorente, according to The Times.

Llorente left Swansea for Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the summer for a transfer fee reported by The Times to be worth £11.5m.

According to the report, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wanted to sign the Spain international striker in January 2017.

TOPSHOT - Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (L) vies with Borussia Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between...

However, the Blues’ board did not want to invest in a player who is in his 30s and does not have resale value and were also concerned about his mobility, claims The Times.

Llorente worked with Conte at Italian and European giants Juventus and is a proven goalscorer.

Swansea player Fernando Llorente celebrates his and the winning goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...

The 32-year-old former Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla striker scored 15 goals and provided one assist in 28 Premier League starts for Swansea during the 2016-17 campaign.

The Spaniard, though, has yet to start a league fixture for Spurs this season, with England international striker Harry Kane the clear first-choice player upfront for the North London outfit.

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