Chelsea plotting £100M deadline day splash for three Premier League stars

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He has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Spurs, which could include the option of a third.

The 32-year-old joined last summer and scored 15 goals, to save the club from relegation.

As far as the 24-year-old right back is concerned, he joins the club as the direct replacement of England global Kyle Walker, who left the club to join Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea were favourites to sign the Spaniard until Wednesday, but they were gazumped by their London rivals in the last hours of the window.

Chelsea had been favourites for Llorente's signature for weeks, especially given that he played for Antonio Conte at Juventus before.

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Metro writes that: "confident of completing a bargain move for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente before the summer transfer window closes". As long as Chelsea do not agree to his transfer, Costa will be [a] Chelsea [player].

The 32-year-old appeared set for a deadline day switch to Stamford Bridge after the Premier League champions' reported £15m bid was accepted by the Swans.

But Paul Clement's side have given the green light to the deal after the club secured the return of Wilfried Bony from Manchester City as his replacement.

Llorente was the striker Spurs needed to provide a credible alternative to Harry Kane, and he is a player several top teams may rue not pushing for.

He managed just two Premier League goals all season and is now likely to be pushed further down the pecking order following the signing of Llorente.

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