Chelsea could make a move for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente this summer as they look to solve their problems upfront.
The Blues, who have been linked with a number of big names in that position in recent times due to the inconsistent form of the likes of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba, were recently believed to be chasing Llorente’s Juve team-mate Carlos Tevez.
However, with news that the former Manchester City star is not looking to return to England, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may now try his luck with a bid to the Turin giants for Llorente.
The 28-year-old has had a somewhat mixed first season in Serie A, scoring ten goals, and was rumoured to be heading out on loan to Arsenal in January, though a move never materialised. We think Llorente is a player who might be available, a Chelsea source told “I’m not certain if he’s Jose’s first choice, but it looks a possibility at the moment with a lot of the other big names looking out of reach. “Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is widely believed to be a top target for Mourinho, though the club’s president has expressed a strong desire not to sell the player this summer, making a deal look difficult for Chelsea at this stage.