Chelsea plot January raid on £25m Spurs striker target

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Chelsea have joined the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker target Fernando Llorente, according to reports.

The Athletic Bilbao forward has been heavily linked with a move to England in recent months, with Spurs continuing their interest from the summer in recent weeks if British media speculation is to be believed.

However, Gazzetta Dello Sport now claims that Chelsea are interested in bringing the £25 million-rated Spaniard to England, with Andre Villas-Boas taking a keen interest in the 26-year-old.

The Italian publication goes on to claim Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to sanction a January bid for the player, whilst Real Madrid are also thought to be keen on the player.

A move for Llorente could spell the end for Nicolas Anelka at Stamford Bridge, whilst Didier Drogba is another who could be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.

Both have contracts that are set to expire in the summer, although interest from clubs across Europe could see either player leave Chelsea in January if an offer meets the valuation of Villas-Boas.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is thought to be considering his attacking options in north London though, with the club hoping to secure the services of Emmanuel Adebayor at White Hart Lane.

However, speculation over the future of Roman Pavlyuchenko continues to surface, and a move for Llorente could hinge on the Russian's future at Tottenham Hotspur.

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