Antonio Conte has set his sights on the Real Madrid star now!
Chelsea have launched an enquiry for Real Madrid midfielder, The Blues are keen on signing a midfielder and have set sights on the 22-year-old Spaniard.
Apart from Chelsea, there are 2 other top clubs also interested in signing him. Barcelona and Manchester City have also made a move for him but are well behind Chelsea.
Zidane is keen on keeping him at the Bernebau but the Spaniard is keen on playing regularly – something he will not be able to do at Madrid. In April he said, “I want to triumph with Real Madrid, but I do not want to be on the bench even if it’s the biggest club in the world.”
Chelsea intent on signing a midfielder following the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. Danny Drinkwater was their #1 target but reports imply that the Foxes are demanding £40 million for him.
Marcos Llorente is a smart player but it’s hard to see him get what he wants at Chelsea. Conte would clearly prefer the likes of Kante and Bakayoko over him and with Cesc Fabregas being the 3rd choice.
The ideal club for Llorente would be a mid-table La Liga side as he would be their #1 choice and also get a lot of attention. In the Premier League, he would only get demotivated thanks to the English media who jump on the mistakes made by players at the top clubs.
Chelsea will look to negotiate a deal with Real Madrid soon and sign him up. The deal is expected to cost around €25 million – a lot less than what other clubs are demanding from Chelsea for their targets.