The recent club record signing of Alvaro Morata has had the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern dreaming of a Premier League title defence under Antonio Conte.
While the summer window proved rather slow at times for the Blues in the bar, few would doubt the fact that the Spaniard really is an impressive signing, boasting a trophy-laden CV following his spells with Juventus and Real Madrid.
Still, the seemingly imminent departure of Diego Costa has meant many of our west London locals are keen to see another striker brought in. Though Michy Batshuayi is a popular figure amongst our drinkers, the fact that only Loic Remy backs up the pair as things stand worries them somewhat.
With that in mind, comments from Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones have proved rather promising. He’s revealed that he expects a deal to bring Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente to Stamford Bridge to go through.
Have said before that I expect Llorente to join Chelsea this summer and still think it'll go ahead. Surely Batshuayi deserves a chance tho
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) July 25, 2017
The World Cup winner – who helped fire the Swans to Premier League safety last term – worked with both Conte and Morata at Juventus and has been touted as a target. While the Welsh outfit are not thought to want to sell, Jones says he thinks the deal will happen.
As you can imagine, considering his performances last term, our resident Chelsea fans are delighted.
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