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Chelsea now just 1/3 for Llorente; fellow Spaniard’s arrival cut to 6/4

| 07.07.2017

Having reportedly said goodbye to his Chelsea teammates yesterday, enigmatic striker Diego Costa now looks certain to have cut his ties, with odds of 1/10 to leave this summer.

But the identity of his replacement also looks nailed-on: Fernando Llorente.

The Swansea City ace is just 1/3 to make Stamford Bridge his new home this summer. And having hit double figures in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League during his career, the 32-year-old would arrive with plenty of pedigree.

However, while he’s the firm favourite to be Costa’s replacement, our odds-crunchers think there’s a good chance the Swans striker won’t be the only star forward signing on with the Blues this summer.

Alvaro Morata’s odds of a move to West London have been trimmed from 7/4 to 6/4 today, with Manchester United having seemingly abandoned their interest in the Real Madrid man.

Elsewhere, there’s 2/1 on offer for Torino ace Andrea Belotti – who struck 28 goals in Italy’s top-flight last term – to join Conte and co. before the window closes.

And there’s even a possibility of Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez making a controversial move to the Bridge this summer at odds of 5/1.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Conte’s been quick to find a Costa replacement, and we’re expecting Llorente to be unveiled at the Bridge very soon. The question is, will he be followed by another top-class striker?”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Chelsea – Summer 2017 transfer specials

To sign Fernando Llorente – 1/3

To sign Alvaro Morata – 6/4

To sign Andrea Belotti – 2/1

To sign Alexis Sanchez – 5/1

To sign Timo Werner – 10/1

To sign Mauro Icardi – 12/1

Diego Costa to leave – 1/10

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.