SWANSEA MANAGER FEARED LLORENTE WOULD LEAVE TO JOIN CHELSEA

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Swansea striker Fernando Llorente was strongly linked to join Chelsea this January to provide cover for Diego Costa in the second half of the season.

Rumours linking Llorente with a move to Chelsea have faded in recent times but Swansea boss Paul Clement feared Llorente will join Chelsea.

Asked if he was convinced Llorente was going to stay in January, Clement replied: “No, not always.

“But after that game he had at Liverpool, he felt good.

“We’re happy with him so when both parties are happy, there’s no need to move.

“Of course, it (interest) can put questions in a player’s mind but in my conversations with him, he has been happy here.

“He has seen how the team is starting to play and he is very important to us.”

So this should mean Fernando Llorente is staying at Swansea and Michy Batshuayi isn’t leaving Chelsea on loan. I guess everyone involved is happy. Lol.

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