Antonio Conte Plotting January Move For Premier League Attacking Duo

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Chelsea are plotting moves for Premier League attacking duo Fernando Llorente and Michael Antonio, according to the MailOnline reports.

Antonio Conte wants to bolster attacking options in the middle of the season and identified his former player Fernando Llorente as back-up striker for Diego Costa, while Italian manager is also planning a shock move for West Ham in-form star Michael Antonio.

The Blues boss is said to have been impressed by Antonio this season, especially his ability to play in a number of positions.

The 26-year-old versatile winger has played as a striker, right winger and at right-back for Slaven Bilic’s side in the recent games.

And after recalling Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth means that Chelsea won’t sign defensive prospects in January and would try to lure a quality forward at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea News Summary: £60m Move For Defender, Message to Antonio Conte, Transfer Battle For Monaco Star

Llorente would be reunited with Conte at Stamford Bridge should his deal go through, having played under him at Juventus.

The 31-year-old has been in fine form since his transfer from Sevilla as he has managed to score six Premier League goals for a struggling Swansea side.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi’s future remains unclear after Belgian failed to settle in London.