Chelsea have reportedly matched the bid of Tottenham Hotspur’s for Swansea City forward Fernando Llorente.
This come after Tottenham made a £15 million bid for the striker, which was accepted, and Chelsea have come up with the same fee.
However, it’s come very late in the day, and this may be too late in order to poach him from Tottenham’s grasp.
Chelsea made no official bid for the forward, and have only waited until another club have done so, sparking disappointment on social media.
It isn’t the first time it has happened this window either.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte came out saying they came in too late for Kyle Walker, most recently Serge Aurier who has now completed the switch to North London rivals Spurs.
However, Chelsea have done it in the past, most notably with Tottenham for Willian, and signed him right under the noses of their rivals.
Can they do it again? I’m not so sure. The only thing going for us is his previous relationship with Antonio Conte.
Spurs have received a £23 million offer from West Brom for Vincent Janssen, making Llorente, if he does make the move to Spurs, second choice, whereas at Chelsea, he’d most likely be way down the pecking order behind Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi.