Chelsea are continuing with their pursuit of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but boss Antonio Conte is keen to get another new striker in as well.
The Lukaku deal is going to drag out while the two clubs attempt to agree a fee, and in the meantime, the Italian manager is keen to ensure the Blues are prepared for next season.
This edition of Inside Football reveals how Conte retains a keen interest in signing Fernando Llorente from Swansea City.
It also looks at whether the Blues could also sign Virgil van Dijk, Ross Barkley’s future and how Tottenham Hotspur will not give up their interest in the 17-year-old Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon.
Chelsea may be pressing ahead with a move for Lukaku this summer, but Conte also wants them to strike a deal for Swansea striker Llorente.
Technical director Michael Emenalo is a driving force behind the bid to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, three years after he joined Everton for £28 million.
Conte has been looking at options for next season, though, and he feels they still need Llorente.
He worked with the player at Juventus, and Llorente was keen on a switch to Chelsea when the Blues looked into signing him in January.
Conte will ask his club to look into making a new offer in hopes of luring him from the Swans.
Interestingly, Chelsea have just agreed to send England under-21 forward Tammy Abraham to Swansea on loan for next term.