Chelsea hope to sign Fernando Llorente in January as Antonio Conte sees him as the perfect backup at striker for Diego Costa.

Chelsea are interested in securing him on loan or on a permanent basis but are aware that they face a struggle.

Llorente joined Swansea from Sevilla last summer and the Welsh club’s new manager, Paul Clement, only has Borja Bastón – the club record signing who has scored only once in 12 games – and the 20-year-old Oliver McBurnie to lead the line and is highly unlikely to sanction a sale or a loan deal for Llorente unless another striker is signed.

Chelsea signed Michy Batshuayi in the summer for £33.2 million but he's only been used sparingly and even sat on Boxing Day when Costa was suspended.