Tottenham Enter The Race To Sigh Fernando Llorente From Swansea
Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up a late move for Chelsea-target Fernando Llorente.
The Tottenham boss wants support for Harry Kane and Llorente is among the strikers under consideration.
Premier League champs Chelsea were in pole position to land Swansea’s Spain striker, 32, in a £15million deal but could face late competition.
Kane will lead the line for Poch this season but back-up forward Vincent Janssen has struggled to adapt to English football.
Llorente is recovering from a broken arm suffered on his summer holidays but is back training and impressed last season with 15 Prem goals in his opening campaign.
Swansea have been trying to sign Wilfried Bony from Manchester City to cover for Llorente departing before the transfer deadline.
Meanwhile, Serge Aurier has been given the go-ahead for his £23m switch to Spurs.
And the North Londoners have also signed promising Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth, 19, in a £8m deal from Estudiantes.
Tottenham had been sweating on getting international clearance for Ivory Coast defender Aurier after he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer last year.
But he appealed and the 24-year-old has been given the all-clear to now put pen to paper on a five-year deal.
Aurier will replace Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City for £50m.
Foyth has signed a five-year deal to join Spurs. The Argentinian Under-20 star broke into the Estudiantes first team last season, playing seven times.
Spurs will also battle West Ham to land Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, 24, who is likely to be available on a season-long loan.